We're delighted to have joined forces with a local motor dealer to help us reach as many people across the county as possible.

The team from Hope House have agreed a partnership with Furrows of Oswestry to use a specially sign-written Ford Transit Custom van at the weekends to transport materials and equipment to vital fundraising events in the local community during 2020.

Dealer Principal and Head of Business for Skoda Oswestry, Richard Pettener, said: “We are very proud to be supporting the fantastic work of the team from Hope House – they do an incredible job looking after children and young adults and this year is the 25th anniversary of their opening.

“They were struggling to get tables and other fundraising equipment out to community events, and the van was unused at our dealership at weekends, so we were more than happy to offer them the use of it.

“It gives them plenty of room in the back for equipment, and up front there is space for a driver and two passengers, so it suits their needs perfectly.”

So far, the Hope House team has used the van to attend the Llangollen Canal Walk, and future trips include the Welshpool 10k, Ludlow Garden Party, Ludlow Dog Day, Ellesmere 10k, Chirk Castle Dark Run, and Telford Dark Run.

Lynsey Kilvert, Fundraising Team Leader at Hope House, said: “Our mission is to reach as many people at as many events as possible to spread the word about Hope House and our other hospice Ty Gobaith in North Wales in order to raise vital funds.

“And now, thanks to Furrows, we have a spacious and eye-catching vehicle that will help us to spread our message far and find which is great news.”

A huge thank you to the team at Furrows for their hugely generous donation which will make a real difference to team and will real help us make the most of our vital fundraising activities. It is only thanks to the support from local businesses like Furrows and local people who take part in our events, that we can be here for the children and families who desperately need our support, and for that, we are truly grateful.

Pictured above:  Richard Pettener from Furrows of Oswestry and Lynsey Kilvert from Hope House with the signwritten van

If you would like to support our fundraising events in anyway, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact the Fundraising Team on 01691 671671 or email [email protected]