Ocean Holidays Hits £100K Target for Children’s Hospice Haven House

Today we proudly announce that we have surpassed our £100K fundraising target for West Essex children’s hospice Haven House, following our fourth annual charity clay pigeon shooting event.

Winged Boots, a luxury travel concierge company under the Ocean Holidays Group, hosted ‘Shoot Day’ at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School on 7 June in partnership with Maddox Gallery, raising £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, offering a range of services to over 400 children and their families, including day and overnight care, physiotherapy and bereavement support.

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Ocean Holidays 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.
The exceptional support Haven House offers is a beacon of hope to so many families, including my own. At 6 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.”

Our 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 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.

Ralph Coulbeck, CEO of Haven House, 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.”

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Winged Boots 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.”

The Shoot Day was attended by Winged Boots and Maddox Gallery customers, with One&Only and Overfinch sponsoring the fundraising event.
Winged Boots offers all aspects of ultra-luxury leisure and corporate travel, spanning flights, accommodation, yacht charter, private jet charter, as well as a concierge service for restaurant reservations, bespoke gifting and one-of-a-kind experiences.

To learn more about Haven House, please visit www.havenhouse.org.uk

For more information about Winged Boots, please visit: www.wingedboots.co.uk

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