CCR Mitsubishi saves children’s charity thousands of pounds

Time 8:35 am, July 23, 2014

CCR WellChild July 1A CHILDREN’S charity has saved nearly £12,000 thanks to a Mitsubishi dealership group donating two vehicles to help it carry out its vital work.

WellChild, which helps seriously ill children and their families across the UK, says it has saved enough money to pay for 540 hours of nursing support.

Now CCR Mitsubishi has lent the charity two new Mitsubishis – an Outlander and an ASX – after it racked up more than 20,000 miles on two vehicles it was loaned seven months ago.

Colin Dyer, chief executive of the Cheltenham-based charity, said having the vehicles had saved them money that would have been spent on hire cars and train travel.

He said: ‘We are seven months into the partnership with CCR Mitsubishi and already having two cars has saved us £11,845. That obviously has a really important impact on our work because all of that money will be ploughed back into our programmes for children and young people – all of which means CCR Mitsubishi has already had a really important impact on our work right across the UK.’

WellChild took delivery of a brand new Mitsubishi Outlander and a Mitsubishi ASX at CCR Mitsubishi’s Cheltenham and Gloucester dealership in the Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Road East, Staverton. The CCR group has 10 other dealerships across the south of England.

Tim Bagnall, managing director of CCR Mitsubishi, said: ‘WellChild are a national charity but they are based locally so we were keen to help them. It’s fantastic to hear that the first two vehicles we lent them have saved them so much money. The important thing is it means all that money can go into making a real difference to children’s lives.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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