Raising £500,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Center Parcs Directors pedal 125 miles to bring the company's fundraising total to half a million pounds!
Marking the end of its three year partnership, today Center Parcs celebrates reaching its £500,000 target for Great Ormond Street Hospital as its Directors cross the finish line in one last challenge.
On 23 and 24 April, six Center Parcs Directors cycled 125 miles - from the company Head Office in Nottinghamshire to the new site at Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire - raising £25,481 to push Center Parcs' overall fundraising total to £500,000.
Center Parcs CEO Martin Dalby, Chairman Martin Robinson and fellow Directors Colin Whaley, Judi Leavor, Paul Inglett and Paul Kent completed Center Parcs’ final challenge for the charity in 13 hours, receiving over 240 donations.
Since 2010, Center Parcs has been raising much-needed funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity Beds for Bedz appeal, aiming to keep families together by providing accommodation for parents whilst their children are undergoing treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
During this time, with the help of generous staff and guests, Center Parcs raised half a million pounds through guest donations when making a short break booking and match-funding from the company. Center Parcs villages around the UK have also been busy raising money through activities such as rubber duck races down the Wild Water Rapids, teddy bear hunts and sponsored skydiving.