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Wessex to run The City of Newport Half Marathon for charity

THREE members of the team at our Newport branch will be taking part in the city’s half marathon on St David’s Day (March 1, 2015) in aid of the dealership’s charity of the year.

Purchase Ledger Supervisor, Jack Dawson, Payroll Coordinator, Lauren Brown and New Vehicle Stock Controller, Mark Anslow will be running in aid of St David’s Hospice Care on March 1.

Paul Edwards, our General Manager at the dealership, explained: “We’re delighted that three members of our team have signed up for The Admiral City of Newport Half Marathon.

“Jack, Lauren and Mark are all very excited to be taking part. They’re training together every Tuesday and Thursday and are showing real dedication. They would like to raise at least £600 for the charity. We would like to wish them all the best for the run.

“As St David’s Hospice Care is our charity of the year for 2015 we’re also supplying two support cars to help lead the race. We’re pleased we can help the charity further by offering our four-wheeled support.”

The marathon starts in the heart of the City Centre and then takes runners out to Caerleon and back to the City Centre using the riverside pathways.

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 are extremely grateful to Wessex Garages, Newport for providing support at this mass participation event.

“We have had a great fundraising partnership with Wessex Garages for more than two years now and this continues to grow and grow.

“The runner’s security on the day is paramount to us and Wessex Garages will play a key part in providing this.”

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

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Photograph caption one: (From left to right) Purchase Ledger Supervisor at Wessex Garages, Jack Dawson, Event’s Fundraiser for St David’s Hospice Care, Tania Ansell and Payroll Coordinator at Wessex Garages, Lauren Brown get ready for The City of Newport Half Marathon.

Photograph caption two: (From left to right)Digital Sales Executive, Richard Renshaw, Payroll Coordinator, Lauren Brown, Purchase Ledger Supervisor, Jack Dawson and James Jennings, Used Car Sales Executive, who all work at Wessex Garages, get ready for The City of Newport Half Marathon.