Arriva raise over quarter of a million for Baby Hospice

Arriva North West is proud to have surpassed last year’s amount raised to support for the Liverpool branch of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Since 2007, Arriva North West has held their annual golf tournament, which sees teams from across the Arriva network compete alongside a host of local suppliers and businesses. As a result of the last event in June 2019, Arriva North West has now raised an impressive £255,000 for Zoë’s Place over the last 12 years.

Zoё's Place provide palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, in and around the North West.

The annual event, held at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, allowed participants to test their golfing skills across 18 holes, before enjoying a dinner and charitable auction in the evening. This year’s grand total raised for the charity was £28, 350, bringing the overall total raised since 2007 to over quarter of a million pounds.

Phil Cummins from Arriva North West said: “The annual golf day at Formby Hall has become an event that everyone at Arriva North West looks forward to. We are so proud to have raised such a significant amount for this incredible charity.

It’s always a pleasure to be able to support Zoë’s Place with our golf day. The amount of money raised is always incredible and to have reached over quarter of a million pounds over the past 12 years is overwhelming”.

Carol Kirkham from Zoë's Place Baby Hospice added: “We were absolutely delighted to hear that we had once again been chosen as the beneficiary charity for the annual Arriva golf day. 

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice offers care and support to families and babies when they need it the most. We care for children up to the age of five, all of whom have life threatening or life limiting conditions that require 24-hour care. Individual needs vary; some require respite whilst others are in need of palliative, end of life care. In all cases, our babies are cared for by an experienced team led by Registered Children’s Nurses.

It costs £1.6m per year to fund our Hospice and we are grateful to Arriva for its most generous ongoing support. There is always something new that is needed for our special babies, consequently the support from Arriva is vital to the ongoing success of our Hospice”.

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