Wessex raises more than £10k for charity - watch the video below!

WE'RE delighted to announce that in total our dealerships raised a fantastic £10,102.36 for their six charities of the year in 2014. This brings the total raised for 2013 and 2014 to a whopping £21,638.36!

The funds will be split between Penny Brohn Cancer Care in Pill, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal in Bristol, Tŷ Hafan in Sully, Meningitis Now in Stroud, St David's Hospice Care in Newport and Noah's Ark Children's Hospital Charity in Cardiff.

Keith Brock, Managing Director, explained: “Throughout 2014 staff at each of our dealerships organised and took part in various activities to raise money for their chosen Charity of the Year.

“These included an eight hour, static, cycle challenge, various competitions and raffles, a fundraising evening with the Cardiff Blues and fundraising weekends.

“All of the charities do crucial work and we are really pleased to have helped raise such a great amount during the last 12 months."

  • Our Pennywell Road dealership in Bristol raised £2,800 for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal
  • Our Hadfield Road dealership in Cardiff £2,015 for Tŷ Hafan
  • Our Newport dealership raised £2,001.80 for St David's Hospice Care
  • Our Penarth Road dealership in Cardiff raised £1,526.99 for Noah's Ark Children's Hospital Charity
  • Our Feeder Road dealership in Bristol raised £1,003.38 for Penny Brohn Cancer Care
  • Our Gloucester dealership raised £755.19 for Meningitis Now.

Tŷ Hafan was established in 1999. It has helped more than 500 families who live the reality that their children with life-limiting conditions may not reach the age of 18.

Eleanor Ryan, Business and Community Fundraiser at Tŷ Hafan, said: “Wessex organised some fantastic fundraisers and also supplied us with four-wheeled support for some of our own events.

“We would like to say a huge 'thank you' to all the staff and customers that made this donation possible. The final figure is amazing and will really help local families.

“We take support right into the family home and are there to help families through every step of their unimaginable journey. For Tŷ Hafan to offer this unique service to families in Wales, we have to raise more than £3.7 million every year."

Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal was established in 1995 and has since raised more than £25 million to support a wide range of life-saving medical equipment, family accommodation, and patient comforts, along with a programme of arts, music, education and play facilities in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

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.

Noah's Ark Children's Hospital Charity raises vital funds to support the National Children's Hospital of Wales, to help 100,000 sick and vulnerable babies and children who visit the hospital every year.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care has been helping people living with cancer and their supporters since 1980. Its 'whole-person' approach combines physical and emotional support designed to help sufferers live well with the impact of cancer at any stage of the illness.

Meningitis Now was formed in 2013 by bringing together Meningitis UK and Meningitis Trust. The charity exists to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support.

For more information, please call our dealerships at Newport Retail Park on 01633 745 028, Mercia Road in Gloucester on 01452 229 59, Hadfield Road in Cardiff on 02921 677 650, Penarth Road in Cardiff on 02921 677 639, Feeder Road in Bristol on 01172 449 239 or Pennywell Road in Bristol on 0117 244 9242.

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