Morris Cook leads way to help Hope House
26th November 2010
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Chartered Accountants Morris Cook have become the first Oswestry company to sign up for the Hope House Children’s Hospice Corporate Challenge.

The annual challenge sees 50 local companies given £50 each by Hope House and challenged to ‘grow’ the money into a larger donation over 90 days. Last year’s challenge raised over £27,000 towards the hospice’s running costs.

The team at Morris Cook have used their £50 stake to have draw tickets printed and have gathered a fabulous array of prizes from their clients and local businesses including a fabulous 1st prize of a Hot Air Balloon Flight kindly donated by Virgin Balloon Flights through Mark Simmons of Hot Skies Limited, 2nd prize of a portrait shoot including a free print kindly donated by Ian Mackey of IDM Photography , 3rd prize of a Cream Gallery Clock kindly donated by Newgate Clocks and many more fabulous prizes including golf vouchers, a car valet, beauty and attraction vouchers, a Christmas turkey, Christmas cake, wine and much more.  A full list of prizes up and donors is on display in the window of the Morris Cook office in Salop Road.

The company also plans to hold a Race Night at Oswestry Cricket Club on Friday 28th January 2011.  Tickets are £5 each to include food kindly donated by Wots Cookin of Oswestry.  Please contact Morris Cook directly for tickets.

Partner at Morris Cook, Andrew Clarke says: “We actively support local good causes and are delighted to support Hope House and applaud them for their ingenious way of raising funds.  Our team have enthusiastically thrown themselves into this project and we would like to thank everyone who has kindly donated prizes to the raffle.”

Vanessa Thomas, Fundraising Manager at Hope House said the hospice was delighted that the staff at Morris Cook had come up with such a super way of growing their £50 before Christmas.

“Lisa and everyone at Morris Cook are so enthusiastic about supporting us and they have been given some wonderful prizes for their draw. We hope that people will pop into the office in Salop Road and really support their fundraiser,” she added.

 “We also hope their idea will inspire other companies to take the challenge and test their ingenuity, entrepreneurship and team spirit while helping us to support terminally ill local children and their families.”

The raffle will be drawn at the Morris Cook office by Vanessa on Friday, December 17th.

Any other companies interested in joining the Corporate Challenge can contact Vanessa on 01691 671671.

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