Staff celebrate as they raise

more than £2k for hospice

A CHARITY based in Newport recently (March, 2015) received £2,001 from a car dealership in the city.

The funds were raised for St David’s Hospice Care by staff and customers at Wessex Garages on Newport Retail Park throughout 2014.

Paul Edwards, General Manager at the dealership, explained: “St David’s Hospice Care was our chosen Charity of the Year for 2014 and we’re thrilled to have been able to donate £2,001 to its cause.

“The money was raised in a number of ways from staff hosting a Pink Day to clothes recycling. I would like to thank our staff and customers for helping us raise this fantastic amount of money for the charity during the past year.

“We have decided to continue our relationship with St David’s Hospice Care and it will be our chosen Charity of the Year for 2015. We hope to raise even more money for them this year so they can continue their valuable work.”

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

Tania Ansell, Event’s Fundraiser for St David’s Hospice Care in Newport, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Wessex Garages for its donation. Its support during 2014 was greatly appreciated and we’re thrilled to have the support of the company again this year.

“The money Wessex Garages has raised will go towards providing specialist palliative care to more than 3,500 patients and families in the community. When a patient is under-going treatment or on a palliative care pathway, our aim is to ensure that they have optimum one to one care so that they can live their lives to the fullest.

“We’re looking forward to working with Wessex Garages this year on some more fundraising ideas.”

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 at Newport Retail Park on 01633 745 020, visit www.wessexgarages.com, follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wessexgarages or log on to www.facebook.com/wessexgarages.

Photograph caption one: Tania Ansell, Event’s Fundraiser for St David’s Hospice Care and Richard Renshaw, Digital Sales Executive at Wessex Garages, celebrate the amount raised during 2014.

Photograph caption two: Tania Ansell, Event’s Fundraiser for St David’s Hospice Care and Richard Renshaw, Digital Sales Executive at Wessex Garages, celebrate the amount raised during 2014.

Photograph caption three: Tania Ansell, Event’s Fundraiser for St David’s Hospice Care and Paul Edwards, General Manager at Wessex Garages, celebrate the amount raised during 2014.