Ocean Holidays raises £100k for children’s hospice that supports boss’s son 

Ocean Holidays raises £100k
By Linsey McNeill
09/07/2024
Home » Ocean Holidays raises £100k for children’s hospice that supports boss’s son 

Ocean Holidays has surpassed its £100,000 fundraising target for children’s hospice Haven House, following its fourth annual charity clay pigeon shooting event.

The day, which was organised by Ocean Holidays subsidiary Winged Boots, raised £13,700 through a series of donations and raffles.

Haven House Children’s Hospice provides critical medical support to children with life threatening or life limiting conditions across west Essex, north-east London and Hertfordshire.

Ocean Holidays Co-founder and Co-CEO 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 £100k 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.”

Harry revealed that Haven House ‘plays a critical role in the health and happiness’ of his own son, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition at six months old in 2020.

“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,” he said.

Ocean Holidays’ consumer brands, Winged Boots and Ocean Florida, raised £90,150 for Haven House through earlier shooting competitions and other charitable events, including an annual sponsored walk in honour of Harry Hasting’s son, named ‘Rudy’s Ramble’, as well as sponsored skydives, bake sales and an online raffle. 

Haven House CEO 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 theirdedication exemplifies the power of collaboration and community spirit.”

The Shoot Day was attended by Winged Boots and Maddox Gallery customers, with One&Only and Overfinch sponsoring the fundraising event.

Winged Boots co-founder and Managing Director David Ox said: “Our clients and partners displayed considerable generosity throughout our Shoot Day event, but one moment stands out in particular. 

“Despite having made donations throughout the day, as soon as we announced that we were close to reaching the £100k mark, the whole room clubbed together to ensure our target was met.”

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