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Zoe's Place Coventry postpones two of its biggest fundraisers
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Zoe's Place Coventry postpones two of its biggest fundraisers

Published date: 21 June 2021

Zoe's Place Coventry postpones two of its biggest fundraisers

Ongoing restrictions put annual Golf Day and Gala Ball on hold 

Two of the most prominent annual fundraising events organised by members of the Zoë’s Place Business Group have been postponed in the wake of ongoing Covid restrictions.

The charity’s second golf tournament – which had been scheduled to take place on July 1st - will now take place on September 9th and the annual ball – the premier event in the Zoë’s annual calendar has been postponed until November 19th.

Ian Carr, Head of Fundraising at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, said the delay in the easing of restrictions had come as a blow to the charity which had been unable to hold vital fundraising events for the past 15 months. 

The previous four balls had collectively raised £245,000, while the first golf day raised over £6,000.

Ian praised businesses and individuals across Coventry and Warwickshire who had continued in their support of the hospice throughout the pandemic.

He said: “Not only have we lost much-needed funds from our own events but of course from the many large fundraising events and other events organised by independent fundraisers and out in the community.

“This year’s golf day and ball had been organised to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Zoë’s Place in Coventry and promised to be a fantastic way to kick off the summer and we’re really disappointed and sorry to be forced to change our plans and let people down at pretty short notice. However, we look forward to welcoming our loyal supporters and come back with a bang at the golf day and ball later in the year.”

There are still a few places available at both events, but spaces are limited, so if you want to book your place, please email events@zoes-place.org.uk for availability and more details.

Ian added that the Coventry and Warwickshire community could continue to support Zoë’s Place as the restrictions continue, not least through regular donations which would help enable the hospice to continue providing the children and their families with the vital care they need. 

For further details on the work of Zoë’s Place or to make a donation, please visit www.zoes-place.org.uk/coventry/default.aspx

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