Staff raise over £1,000 for St David's Hospice Care

A CHARITY based in Newport recently (March, 2015) received £1,138.48 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.

Martin Watts, General Manager at the dealership, explained: “St David’s Hospice Care was once again our chosen Charity of the Year for 2016 and we’re thrilled to have been able to donate over £1100 to its cause.

“We fundraised in a variety of ways including donating all profits from our coffee machine to the charity pot, and we’ve also donated vehicles for a number of events and worked together on a children’s Christmas drawing competition. I would like to thank our staff and customers for helping us promote awareness and 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 once again for 2017. 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.

Gemma Carter, 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 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, follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wessexgarages or log on to www.facebook.com/wessexgarages.