More than £10,000 raised for charities by Wessex Garages staff

Time 12:45 pm, March 5, 2015

Feeder Road, Wessex Garages, Penny BrohnA CAR dealership with outlets across South Wales and the South West has raised £10,105.36 for its six charities of the year in 2014.

Wessex Garages will split the funds between Penny Brohn Cancer Care; Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal; Tŷ Hafan; Meningitis Now; St David’s Hospice Care and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity.

Keith Brock, managing director at Wessex Garages, 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 rugby team 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.’

The fund-raising activities in detail were as follows:

  • Wessex Garages on Hadfield Road in Cardiff raised £2,015 for Tŷ Hafan, which is based in Sully.
  • The dealership on Pennywell Road in Bristol raised £2,803 for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, which is also based in Bristol.
  • Pill-based Penny Brohn Cancer Care received £1,003.38 from the outlet on Feeder Road in Bristol.
  • St David’s Hospice Care in Newport received £2,001.80 from the outlet on Newport Retail Park.
  • Wessex Garages on Mercia Road in Gloucester raised £755.19 for Meningitis Now in Stroud.
  • The Penarth Road dealership in Cardiff raised £1,526.99 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity.

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