Ocean Holidays surpasses £100K charity fundraising target

Ocean Holidays has surpassed a £100,000 fundraising target for UK children’s hospice Haven House.

The Florida specialist achieved the total after raising £13,700 through a series of donations and raffles following a fourth annual charity clay pigeon shooting event.

Haven House provides critical medical support to children with life threatening or life limiting conditions across west Essex, northeast London and Hertfordshire, offering a range of services to more than 400 children and their families.

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Ocean Holidays co-founder and co-chief executive Harry Hastings said: “The importance of the services provided by Haven House to families in our community cannot be overstated. 

“We’re honoured to have raised £100,000 since 2019 when we committed to support Haven House’s efforts for seriously ill children and their families through devastating circumstances, and we remain committed to continued fundraising for this cause.

“The exceptional support Haven House offers is a beacon of hope to so many families, including my own. 

“At six months old in 2020, my son was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition and Haven House now plays a critical role in his health and happiness. 

“I would like to thank all of its staff for the incredible care they provide, as well as our team at Ocean Holidays, clients and sponsors for their generous donations over the years.”

Ocean Holidays’ consumer brands, Winged Boots and Ocean Florida, had raised a total of £90,150 for Haven House through previous iterations of the shooting competition and other charitable events. 

These included an annual sponsored walk in honour of Harry Hasting’s son named ‘Rudy’s Ramble’, as well as sponsored sky-dives, bake sales and an online raffle.

Haven House chief executive Ralph Coulbeck said: “Raising £100,000 is a monumental achievement that will make a profound impact on our mission. 

“To achieve this extraordinary milestone is a credit to Ocean Holidays and Winged Boots’ commitment and unwavering support.

“Haven House could not exist without the support of our long-term corporate partners and their dedication exemplifies the power of collaboration and community spirit.”

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