BUSINESS LEADERS JOIN TOGETHER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ZOË’S PLACE BABY HOSPICE
The Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice Business Group was formed in November 2015. Businessmen and women from across the region have joined together to not only help raise funds towards the £1.4 million running costs, but also to raise its profile, engaging more people in and outside of the workplace to help make a difference.
One of its most successful achievements to date has been the organisation of a highly successful fundraising ball in 2016 which raised in excess of £65,000. Plans are already underway for this year’s Black & White themed Ball which is this year taking place on the 19th May at Coombe Abbey.
Pete Jarvis, Chair of the Business Group and Managing Director of Warwick based automotive design, engineering and recruitment firm Contechs commented: “Being at the helm of the Business Group is a hugely rewarding experience. Zoe’s Place is an incredible facility and a great cause. It is a charity which touches the hearts of everyone who becomes involved. We have a great team and we are looking forward to achieving even greater results over the coming year.”
Zoë’s Place Business Group - UPDATE
In the two years since the Zoe’s Place Business Group was formed, huge strides have been made not just in terms of boosting the coffers, but also in raising the profile of Zoe’s Place amongst the local business community.
The highlight has without doubt been the two balls held, organised by the group which have been a tremendous success thanks to Coombe Abbeys incredible support and to the charity’s Patron Lady Daventry and Ambassadors Brian Travers and Rosie Day, who have given their time so generously.
Between the two events over £100,000 of much needed funds have been raised for the hospice and Zoe’s Place has also fostered many new relationships as well as attracting new members to the business group.
Plans are now well underway for next year’s ball which is again taking place at Coombe Abbey and being held on the 18th May. The theme is Kings and Queens and the group is hoping that this will again achieve a new record.
Peter Jarvis, Chair of the Business Group and Managing Director of Warwick based Contechs commented: “We have been truly blessed with the level of support we have received; however, we are not complacent. Each year the hospice faces new challenges in its continuous bid to keep its doors open 24/7.
“Zoe’s Place plays a vital role in our community - in many cases serving as a lifeline to the families it services and it is crucial that we all continue to pull together to support the excellent work Zoe’s Place does.
“The Business Group is only as good as its people and newcomers are always welcome. We are very much looking forward to the next year and to both Zoe’s Place and the Business Group reaching new heights.”
To get in touch, and join the thriving Business Group, please emai: firstname.lastname@example.org