CarShop smashes £100,000 charity target

CarShop smashes £100,000 charity target

CAR supermarket CarShop has exceeded its charity target of £100,000, little more than a year after it teamed up with Global’s Make Some Noise.

The CarShop Cares programme was set up for all employees in the company to team up and help the local community with events and fundraising. Today, it announced that it has raised a staggering total of £107,358.64 in the past year.

Its been a busy year for the business, as its employees have gone off to achieve all sorts of incredible feats, such as climbing the three peaks of the UK, completing the Wolf Run, and hosting a dinner and dance – all in the name of charity. This is where the first £89,013.84 came from.

The additional £18,344.80 was raised as a result of a CarShop scheme where, for every car sold by the company, £1 is donated to a local charity.

Emma Bradley, director of Global Goodness, said: ‘We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the CarShop Cares programme. The CarShop team has really risen to the challenge.

‘They’ve summited the UK’s highest peaks, conquered the Wolf Run, dressed loud and organised events, all to raise money for children living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

‘We’re looking forward to another year of working together and can’t wait to see what they have planned for 2018!’

Leo Nelson, director of marketing and IT for the Sytner Group Car Supermarket Division, said: ‘It’s amazing to see that the first year of launching CarShop Cares with the national charity Global’s Make Some Noise has been such a success.

‘We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved to date in support of Global’s Make Some Noise, and are fully-committed to the ongoing success of the CarShop Cares programme.

‘Working with Global, we’ve been fortunate enough to really get involved with the local charities they support; many of whom have been into our stores to share their stories with our teams.

‘It’s for this very reason that all colleagues throughout the business understand how they can help impact the children of lives locally, and really do get behind any initiatives to fundraise for other charities too.

‘The CarShop Cares programme really pays testament to how the shape of business has changed though continual investment, innovation and evolution, and dedication to the customer and the communities local to our stores.’

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