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NEWPORT folk are this month (August, 2014) being invited by our Hyundai Newport dealership to register for a balloon race in aid of charity.

The race will start on Saturday, September 6 and the money raised will be donated to St David’s Hospice Care.

Richard Renshaw, Digital Sales Executive at the dealership, said: “St David’s Hospice Care is our dealership’s Charity of the Year and we thought this would be a fun way to fundraise for them. People can register to take part from August 18 until September 5.

“People enter by donating £1 by texting ‘£1 WGNB52’ to 70070. They will then need to email me their contact details via richard.renshaw@wessexgarages.co.uk so I can register their balloon.

“We will allocate each balloon with an entry number and release all the balloons at 10am on Saturday, September 6 from our dealership. When somebody finds a balloon they are asked on the tag to contact me with the entry number and details of where they found it.

“The person whose balloon travels the furthest before 5pm on Tuesday, September 30 will win a car wash kit or a bucket of sweets, depending on their age.”

St David’s Hospice Care is based in Newport and 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.

Richard added: “We hope lots of people enter the race. It would be great if we could release at least 100 balloons. We are looking forward to hearing from the general public on where the balloons have landed.”

Steve Dennis, a Wessex Driver at Wessex Garages, gets ready for the Balloon Race in aid of St David’s Hospice Care.

For more information, please call our dealership on Newport Retail Park on 01633 745 020.

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