5k Fun Run gets some wheelie good support

A CHARITY in Cardiff has been provided with some four-wheeled support from us to raise awareness of its 5k Fun Run taking place next month (March, 2016).

George Thomas Hospice Care will use the stickered-up Nissan Qashqai from our Hadfield Road dealership to promote the race, which takes place on March 13 at Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay.

Gareth Howells, our General Manager at the dealership, explained: “We are really pleased we have been able to help George Thomas Hospice Care, which is our Charity of the Year, by providing them with a vehicle to help publicise their first Natwest Cymru 5k Fun Run.

“This is a new fundraising event for the charity and we hope lots of people take part and raise valuable funds for the charity.

“The new Nissan Qashqai will be used for various tasks to help with the charity’s day to day operation and will also raise awareness of the fundraiser. During the day of the Fun Run it will be placed in the Oval Basin in Cardiff to show people where the registration desk is upon arrival.”

People can register now to take part in the run on Sunday, March 13, which will begin at 10am at Roald Dahl Plass. Entry Fee is £10 and sponsor forms are available from George Thomas Hospice Care or people can raise sponsorship online via any of the online sites such as JustGiving or BT MyDonate.

People who register before March 1 will received a free t-shirt and a goody bag, which will be given out on the morning of the run. T-shirt collection and registration on the day is from 8.30am.

George Thomas Hospice Care was established in 1984 and has helped more than 24,000 patients and their families in Cardiff. It is committed to personal dignity, quality of life and the highest possible standards of care and service.

The services George Thomas Hospice Care provides are free of charge. It offers a number of services at its Hospice Centre based in Whitchurch Hospital Grounds, however much of its work takes place in its patients’ homes.

Nicky Piper MBE, Corporate Fundraising & Events Manager for George Thomas Hospice Care, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Wessex Garages for supporting our new key fundraiser. The vehicle will be a huge help for our staff as well as a great way to spread the word about our new fundraiser.”

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