MARRIOTT Motor Group’s five directors raised thousands of pounds for children’s hospices in East Anglia by completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
Paul Barnard, Ian Woodward, Steve Bridges, Robert Rolfe and Austin Seales climbed Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, covering some 24 miles and the three peaks in 11 hours. Last year, they completed the National Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours for EACH.
Victoria Matthews, the charity’s Suffolk corporate fundraiser, said: ‘EACH would like to congratulate the directors of Marriott Motor Group for completing another challenge, in an amazing time, as part of their support for us this year.
‘The amount they have raised will make a significant difference to local life-threatened children, young people and their families in Suffolk and Norfolk.’
The latest challenge saw the directors raise £3,366 towards their target of £16,800 for this year. The group is also fundraising through various activities such as monthly dress-down days and showroom events.
A spokeswoman for the group said: ‘This is our second year working with EACH and we are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile local charity. As a group, we are looking forward to taking part in many more fundraising initiatives throughout 2019.’
Owned and run by the Barnard family, Marriott Motor Group has 20 sites representing Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Renault, Dacia and SsangYong, as well as VW and Renault Commercial Vehicles.
Pictured from left are Paul Barnard, Austin Seales, Steve Bridges, Ian Woodward and Robert Rolfe