A CHARITY based in Bristol recently (April, 2017) received £1150.75 from an award-winning car dealership in the city.
funds were raised for St Peter’s Hospice in Brentry by staff and customers at
Wessex Garages on Feeder Road throughout 2016.
Mark Hayward, General Manager of Wessex Garages, explained: “St Peter’s Hospice was our chosen Charity of the Year for 2016 and we’re delighted to have donated £1150 to its cause, over £350 more than last year.
“The money was raised in a number of ways such as collection tins in the dealership, money from our coffee machines, clothes collections and getting involved in the Ashton Court 5k.
“We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all our staff and customers for helping us raise this fantastic amount of money for the charity during the past year.
“We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with St Peter’s Hospice as our chosen Charity of the Year for 2017. We hope to raise even more money for them this year with many more exciting fundraisers. The charity is such a vital lifeline for so many people and their families and we are so glad we can help the charity continue its work.”
St Peter’s Hospice cares for adults with life-limiting illnesses. As Bristol’s only adult hospice, it cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members.
All services are provided free of charge but this care costs around £19,000 a day. For around £14,000 of that, the hospice relies on the generosity of the community and corporate support.
Edward Smith, Corporate Fundraiser at St Peter’s Hospice, said: “We would like to thank Wessex Garages for all of its support in 2016 and continuing support in 2017. The funds raised by staff and customers have helped us care for our patients at the hospice and within the community.
“Now more than ever before, we rely on the backing of our corporate supporters who enable us to provide the care we are known for to those who need our help. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the team at Wessex Garages this year.”
Wessex Garages is a privately owned company that has outlets in Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester and Newport. It specialises in new and used car sales across South Wales and the South West.
For more information, please call Wessex Garages on Feeder Road on 0117 244 9239, visit www.wessexgarages.com, follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wessexgarages or log on to www.facebook.com/wessexgarages.