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Glos charity drives off with support from Wessex Garages

A Gloucestershire charity will this year (2015) be receiving support from our dealership on Mercia Road in Gloucester after it was chosen as its Charity of the Year.

Throughout 2015 staff will be fundraising for The Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund (LINC), which supports patients and their families affected by leukaemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.

Sally Gillespie, Marketing and Communications Officer at LINC, said: “We are thrilled that Wessex Garages has chosen LINC as its sole Charity of the Year for 2015.

“We are a relativity small charity, which aim to provide financial and psychological support to leukaemia and other cancer patients and their families in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and south Worcestershire."

The charity has funded two dedicated outpatient facilities – one in Cheltenham General Hospital and the LINC Edward Jenner Unit in Gloucester Royal. It also funds a clinical psychologist to work with cancer patients and pays for medical and nursing staff to attend conferences and courses.

Most commonly LINC helps with travel expenses for family members to visit their love ones in hospital but can also help with other expenses such as mortgage payments. As well as this it also helps to make a patients stay more comfortable by funding new reclining chairs, televisions and DVD players at the hospitals.

Staff at our dealership on Mercia Road in Gloucester will be doing a variety of fundraisers for the charity throughout the year, such as a sky dive, a golf day and raffles .

Darren Preddy, General Manager at the dealership, explained: “We're all really excited to be raising money for LINC in 2015. They do such a great job supporting local people and their families at such a difficult time. We're aiming to raise at least £3,000 for the charity during the year."

For more information, please call the Mercia Road dealership on 01452 229 598.

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(From left to right) Darren Preddy, General Manager at Wessex Garages, Sally Gillespie, Marketing and Communications Officer at LINC and Marc Jeavons, Digital Sales Executive at Wessex Garages, celebrate their new relationship.