Charity gets support from us for half marathon​



A CHARITY in Newport has been provided with some four-wheeled support from us for a fundraising event taking place this month (March, 2016).

St David’s Hospice Care will use a Fiat 500X and an all-new fourth-generation Kia Sportage to lead the way during The Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon on March 6.

Martin Watts, General Manager at our dealership on Newport Retail Park, explained: “We are really pleased we have been able to help St David’s Hospice Care, which is our Charity of the Year, by providing it with two vehicles for its annual fundraiser.

“This is the fourth Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon and last year the runners who took part raised an amazing £59,000 for hospice services.

“The new vehicles will be leading the participants around a route that will start in the city centre and finish on the riverfront path near the University Building. The race follows a scenic route through the city centre, past iconic bridges and on to Newport Castle before heading out to Caerleon and back.”

St David’s Hospice Care has been providing community-based hospice care for people, and their families with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, since 1979. Care is provided to people living within Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and within certain areas of South and Mid Powys.

Tania Ansell, Events Fundraiser for St David’s Hospice Care in Newport, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Wessex Garages for supporting this annual key fundraiser.

“In 2016 comments about the route have been listened to, and we expect to attract 3,000 runners this year. By working with our partners and The City of Newport Council we are bringing increased road closures and an even better route, showcasing some of the best sights around Newport.

“We are confident that people will enjoy the experience and the event will grow each year to become a firm favourite in the running calendar.”

The Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 6 at 9am. For more information, please visit www.cityofnewporthalfmarathon.com.

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