13 colleagues raise more than £500 for hospice

THIRTEEN members of staff at our Hadfield Road dealership in Cardiff raised £512 for charity last Sunday (March 8, 2015) after taking part in a five kilometre run in fancy dress.

The employees signed up for the George Thomas Hospice Care Charity 5K Run on Sunday, March 8 at Bute Park.

Gareth Howells, our General Manager at the dealership, who took part in the run, said: “It's fantastic that so many of our staff members took part to raise funds for our charity of the year. I want to say a huge 'thank you' to everyone who signed up. Thanks also to all the friends, family and customers who sponsored us too.

“We're delighted to have raised £512 and can't wait to add to this throughout the year with other fundraising events. George Thomas Hospice Care is such a vital lifeline for so many people and their families in the local area.

“For the run we dressed up as Albert Einstein so people could spot us easily on route. We decided to dress as the famous scientist and renowned genius as our company strapline is 'Wessex Garages – The Intelligent Choice' so it seemed fitting.

“Our New Car Sales Executive, Amy Wyllie and Digital Sale Executive, Matt Jones were the first people in the team to finish the run. They did it in under 30 minutes but all our runners crossed the finish line in under 40 minutes, which was a great achievement.”

George Thomas Hospice Care provides specialist home-based palliative care for people suffering from cancer and other life threatening illness.

It was established in 1984 and has helped more than 22,000 patients and their families in Cardiff. George Thomas Hospice Care is committed to personal dignity, quality of life and the highest possible standards of care and service.

For more information, please call our outlet on Hadfield Road on 02921 677 650.

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Staff members at Wessex Garages get ready to run in the George Thomas Hospice Care Charity 5K Run at Bute Park.