Local holiday park raises over £6,000 for Oakhaven Hospice
Hoburne Bashley holiday park in the New Forest chose Oakhaven Hospice as its nominated charity for 2023 and raised an incredible £6,050.
The team at Hoburne Bashley enlisted staff, holidaymakers and owners to get involved in a number of fundraising events across the year to help raise vital funds to support those with a life-limiting illness across the New Forest, Totton and Waterside.
£14,000 raised by Hoburne Bashley since 2004
This isn’t the first time that Hoburne Bashley has supported Oakhaven Hospice and its fundraising efforts in 2023 take the total raised by the park since 2004 to £14,000.
Samantha Dewar, Customer Experience Manager at Hoburne Bashley, said: “We were thrilled to be able to support Oakhaven as our selected charity throughout 2023. With deep personal meaning for many on our team, we take great pride in contributing to a cause that holds a special place in our hearts."
Natalie Hutchins, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Oakhaven Hospice, said: “We are delighted that Hoburne Bashley chose us as its nominated charity in 2023 and it was a pleasure to work in partnership with them. Every penny the park has raised will help Oakhaven to make every moment matter for patients and their loved ones throughout the New Forest, Totton and Waterside communities.”
Funds raised will help local people and their families
Oakhaven Hospice provides palliative end-of-life care for patients, and support for their families, free of charge. Last year the cost of running Oakhaven was £8 million, of which only 11% is covered by NHS statutory income. Approximately 89% of the Hospice’s running costs are covered by the generosity of the community through fundraising, donations and gifts in Wills, as well as the charity’s retail shops and social enterprise Oakhaven Care Ltd.
There are many ways in which businesses can work in partnership with Oakhaven, including event sponsorship, organising fundraising events, taking part in the £100 challenge, attending Oakhaven networking events, organising an Oakhaven team building day and becoming a corporate partner.