Zoë's Place Baby Hospice has received a £22,500 boost, thanks to the efforts of some kind-hearted amateur golfers from Arriva North West and its partners.
It follows on from Arriva North West’s continued support of the hospice, after it unveiled an Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 double decker bus dedicated to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice earlier last year which sports the colours and logos of the hospice with colourful characters.
During its 16th annual charity golf tournament, which took place at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, teams from across Arriva North West competed alongside a host of local suppliers and businesses to raise the funds for the charity which cares for babies who have life limiting, terminal illnesses, or special needs. The event saw participants test their golfing skills across 18 holes, before enjoying a dinner and charitable auction.
Howard Farrall, Arriva Merseyside, said: “It has been a pleasure to have been supporting Zoë’s Place for the past 15 years. It is an incredibly worthy cause, and one that is very close to the hearts of the team here at Arriva North West, as well as to our many suppliers and business contacts.
“To be able to show our support with our annual golf day is not only great fun for everyone involved, but it has allowed us to raise well over £150,000 since our partnership with Zoë’s Place began. We are incredibly proud that we have been able to donate this money and remain committed to growing this figure in the years to come.”
Carol Kirkham from Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, added: “2015 is the year we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of when Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice Liverpool was opened. During that time, we have supported over 350 families. An even more remarkable achievement when you think that the majority of the income we need for our running costs (approximately 95%) has come from amazing supporters like Arriva North West.
“In addition to the financial support received, Arriva North West recently also unveiled a bus dedicated to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice. The double decker bus sporting the colours and logos of the Hospice is currently operating on numerous routes across the City from the Arriva North West Bootle depot. This colourful Zoë’s Place branded bus plays a big part in helping us to promote the work of our Hospice and encouraging members of the public to support the hospice if they can.
“We cannot thank Arriva North West enough for their generosity, which means so much to our families and special children.”
Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice offers palliative, respite and terminal care for babies and infants, aged from birth to five years old. For more information please visit The Zoë’s Place website.