A CITY technology company has completed a successful year of fundraising, raising thousands for children’s charity New Hope.

Open GI raised £25,885 through employees at the company taking part in sky dives, numerous sporting events, bake sales, fancy dress-up days and raffles.

The chosen charity was founded in 2010 by Jean Wilson MBE and provides specialist respite care to children with disabilities and complex healthcare needs.

Mrs Wilson said: “Since being chosen as Open GI’s charity of the year, we’ve been excited to follow their updates and fundraising events.

“As a small charity, we rely on both private and corporate donations so we would like to thank everyone at Open GI for selecting New Hope, and their generosity and dedication over the last 12 months.

“The donation will go a long way to improving the services we can offer and the lives of the children we help in Worcester.”

Chris Guillaume, Open GI’s group chief executive said: “Each year we’re delighted to be able to give back to our local community and provide support for worthy causes through many fundraising and volunteering activities.

“We are thrilled to have raised a considerable amount for New Hope.”

“As we look forward to this year, we are eager to begin another year of activities to raise funds for another local charity.”