Bristol charity drives off with our support

A BRISTOL charity will this year (2015) be receiving support from our award-winning dealership on Feeder Road after it was chosen as the outlet's Charity of the Year.

Throughout 2015 staff will be fundraising for St Peter's Hospice, which cares for adults with life-limiting illnesses.

Edward Smith, Corporate Fundraiser at St Peter's Hospice in Brentry, said: “We're thrilled that Wessex Garages has chosen us as its Charity of the Year for 2015. The support is very much appreciated and the money raised throughout the year will help us continue to support people in the local area with life-limiting illnesses.

“As Bristol's only adult hospice, we care 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 £18,630 a day. For around £14,000 of that, the hospice relies on the generosity of the local community and corporate support like this is vital."

Staff at Wessex Garages will be doing a variety of fundraisers for the charity throughout the year, such as Awareness Days, clothes collections, cake mornings, sweepstakes and raffles .

Mark Hayward, General Manager of Wessex Garages , explained: “We're all really excited to be raising money for St Peter's Hospice in 2015. They do such a great job supporting local people and their families at such a difficult time. We're aiming to raise at least £3,000 for the charity during the year."

For more information, please call our outlet on Feeder Road on 01172 449 239.

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(From left to right) Edward Smith, Corporate Fundraiser at St Peter’s Hospice with Darryl Blackmore, Digital Sales Executive at Wessex Garages, celebrate their new relationship.