HOLLIS MORGAN - A POSITIVE APPROACH TO GIVING

Each year we dedicate part of our time, talents and money to support the great institutions of our city and local charities.

Through charity auctions, hosting and staging events as well as sponsorship we are able to assist local charities raise between £100,000 and £200,000 each year.

Over the years we have helped raise funds for;

St Peter’s Hospice, The Diocese of Bristol Uganda Project, Arno’s Vale Cemetry conservation projects, Rotary Club Charitable Golf Days, The Royal West of England Academy Secret Art Auction, Penny Brohn Long Table Lunch to honour Women, The Ghurkha Welfare Trust Curry lunch helping soldiers in Nepal, The Nepali Childrens Trust, Bristol Zoo and its conservation projects and the world famous auction of designer Gorillas to raise money for a “State of the Art” Gorilla House and conservation projects, St Mary Recliffe Christmas Treefest. Auction”, Home Start, Cotham Fayre, Clifton College, Old Bristolians, Old Cliftonians Football Club, Dance Voice helping with Dance Movement Pyschotherpy, “Ups and Downs Ball” to help Downs Syndrome children, Venetian Evening to support St Georges Brandon Hill, The Ghurkha Welfare Trust Nepal earthquake Appeal, Clifton Village Christmas Lights Appeal, The Roman Catholic Cathedral Roof Appeal, Guild of Friends Children’s Hospital Appeal, Brain Tumour Research and, on an international basis an auction in The British Embassy in Rome to help the embassy raise funds for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease in Rome.


In 2020 we will be supporting All-Aboard Watersports

All-Aboard Watersports is a charity based in the heart of the Bristol Docks, whose aim is to provide water-based activities to everyone, especially those facing challenging circumstances, those with access needs or disabilities, people on low incomes and people with dementia. We work closely with SEN schools and well-being groups, and believe everyone should be able to develop skills, enjoy physical exercise, feel a sense of community and see their city in a new way through kayaking, sailing, canoeing, boat-building, paddleboarding and more. We receive no support from central or local government, nor do we have any other form of guaranteed funding. Donations from supporters are a vitally important part of the charity’s finances, allowing us to continue to provide watersports sessions for free or at a subsidised cost to everyone in our local community and the surrounding areas.

Hollis Morgan will be donating 5% of every buyers premium to the appeal and arranging various events throughout the year.

All Aboard Watersports

 


2019 – Charity Review

Andrew Morgan MBE reports on a memorable year of raising substantial funds for many Bristol Charities.

The Hollis Morgan Charity of the year was The Bear Wood Project at The Wild Place for Bristol Zoo. This project achieved international acclaim for creating a huge natural habitat for the bears and raised walkways for the public to enjoy them in a relaxed way. It was a huge privilege to support the zoo in this fabulous conservation project and to learn more of their conservation projects around the world. As usual, our annual ”Opera Picnic” held in the church and gardens of All Saints gave us a good opportunity to entertain our families, clients and friends and the Zoo Team were able to rise nearly £8,000 from the collection on that occasion as guests enjoyed the hot weather, delicious supper and singing all accompanied by the liberal pouring of Fizz!! Later in the year our Charity Auction at their glittering Christmas Gala raised a similar amount. One of the heart-warming Lots bid for on that evening was the opportunity to be a Zoo sponsor which enables many underprivileged people to visit the zoo - the bidding for this lot reached an amazingly generous £4,000.

One of the highlights of the year was a memorable evening at a Gala Dinner to celebrate CIMA’S 100th Anniversary held under the wings of the last Concord to fly into Bristol I had the honour of sitting next to the pilot of that flight, Captain Les Brodie who was able to tell me of all the famous characters he had met over his distinguished career, from The Princess of Wales to Joan Collins and many, many others.

The Secret Postcard Auction at the RWA in the Spring provides the audience with a unique evening in which to test their artistic knowledge when famous artists and local artists work comes anonymously under the hammer. This always seems to take place on a very hot evening and proves the need for the improvement of the building and the installation of air conditioning! “It is such a privilege to be involved in this event as Bristol is so fortunate to have such an institution in the heart of the city and it is an evening of frenetic fun” says Andrew.

Another annual fixture is the Ladies Long Table Lunch at Penny Brohn when I am invited, as the only man, into the glamorous flower decked marquee at their headquarters at Pill for their traditional lunch. The Ladies are always extremely generous and one lucky bidder ended up with a holiday in the West Indies.

Attending between twelve and twenty charity auctions a year and I am always greatly impressed with the dedicated effort so many people make in order to make these charitable events successful and by the generosity of the people who attend them.

Bristol Zoo Bear Wood Appeal
Bristol Zoo Bear Wood Appeal


2018 – Charity Review

Andrew Morgan MBE reports on a memorable year of raising substantial funds for many Bristol Charities.

The Hollis Morgan Charity of the year was Off The Record. OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Working with their dedicated team was an absolute pleasure and we were astounded by how many people had benefitted from their valuable services. Our annual ”Opera Picnic” held in the church and gardens of All Saints Clifton, as usual, gave us a good opportunity to entertain our families, clients and friends and OTR were able to raise an amazing £5,000 on that occasion as guests enjoyed the hot weather, delicious supper and singing all accompanied by the liberal pouring of Fizz and wine !! At the end of the year we were able to match this amount to raise the total sum to £10,000 for the year.

One of the highlights of the year was a glittering evening at Badminton school to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of St Peters Hospice. Wonderfully hosted by Joanna Lumley in a magnificent marquee, the evening was a truly emotional experience culminating in an hilarious auction with Andrew and Joanna doing a double act to raise much needed funds. A bottle of champagne signed by Joanna was sold for £2,500 which also included a passionate kiss for the lucky purchaser ! This was indeed a celebration to remember !

The Secret Postcard Auction at the RWA provides the audience with a unique evening in which to test their artistic knowledge when famous artists and local artists work comes anonymously under the hammer. This always seems to take place on a very hot evening and proves the need for the improvement of the building and the installation of air conditioning! “It is such a privilege to be involved in this event as Bristol is so fortunate to have such an institution in the heart of the city and it is an evening of frenetic fun” says Andrew.

OTR Donation

2017 – Charity Review

Andrew Morgan MBE and his charitable team have had another fantastically busy taking charitable auctions on a number of memorable occasions raising substantial sums for many Bristol charities. Our own event, the Annual "Opera Picnic" in the iconic setting of All Saints, where 400 clients, family and friends come for a party with a difference, "A Summer Evening of Opera Highlights" and is now a well established fixture of the Bristol Social scene!

This year it has also been a privilege to work with many famous personalities including Sir Tim Rice, Wayne Sleep and Patricia Routledge, Raymond Blanc and Professor Alice Roberts for charities as varied Bristol Zoo to The Ghurkha Welfare Trust, Penny Brohn, St Peters Hospice to Gloucestershire Cricket Club.

Andrew Morgan MBE says " Charity auctions are huge fun and I get asked to offer some extraordinary prizes from African holidays to the opportunity to name a baby bear for Bristol Zoo's Bearwood project! Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of The Role of Lord Mayor of Bristol involved a glittering evening and a Banquet of Food through the Ages under the aegis of Raymond Blanc - an event I had no difficulty in attending !!

We were delighted to support our 2017 Charity of the year "Life for a Cure" helping Ryan's mother raise £30,000 through a combination of 3 events. Ryan died of Meningitis B very suddenly - read all about this touching and inspirational story and make a donation www.ryanbresnahan.org

Ryan

 


Charity Archive

  • 2019 – Bear Wood Appeal
  • 2018 – “Off The Record” Bristol
  • 2017 – A Life for a Cure – Meningitis Appeal
  • 2016 – Barton Camp - Bristol Children’s Help Society
  • 2015 – Dance Voice
  • 2014 – Penny Brohn Cancer Care
  • 2013 - St Peter’s Hospice

ANNUAL OPERA PICNIC

To all those who support us as clients or by helping us with charities we say a big thankyou by inviting them to our free annual summer party at All Saints for an evening of celebration, music, wine and a delicious supper- click here to find out more Click Here

Ryan's Charity Ryan's Charity

 

Whether you are planning a glamorous black tie event or something simpler in a hall or school please ask about our FREE Charity Service.

ANDREW MORGAN MBE
01179 736565
andrew@hollismorgan.co.uk

Skills you can't put a price on

Skills you can't put a price on

Andrew Morgan interview in Bristol Evening Post August 7th 2010

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Skills you can't put a price on

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