Jennings Motor Group raises more than £13,000 for Teesside Hospice

Time 9:08 am, February 24, 2016

JENNINGS Motor Group has raised more than £13,000 for its chosen charity for 2015, Teesside Hospice.

Last year, the dealer group, which operates Ford, Kia, Mazda, Seat and Mitsubishi dealerships across the north-east, pledged its support to the Middlesbrough-based hospice when it was selected as the company’s nominated charity.

Initial fundraising was kick-started with a donation of £5,000. Throughout the year, a number of fundraising events have taken place, including golf days, soul and motown events and raffles. In addition, a number of male members of staff abstained from shaving for a month.

Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have been able to support the hospice throughout 2015. The specialist care the hospice provides, in addition to the number of services they are able to offer local people, is truly outstanding.’

The presentation took place at Jennings Ford’s dealership on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough where managing director, Nas Khan and his PA, Bev Stephenson, handed a cheque for the sum of £13,384 to Maureen Thompson, chief executive of Teesside Hospice.

Maureen added: ‘We are so grateful to have had the support of Jennings Motor Group.’

Teesside Hospice was established in 1982 and is partly funded by the NHS, but still needs to raise approximately £5,200 each day of the year via its own resources, in order to provide specialist palliative care for local people suffering from advanced cancer and other life-limiting illness.

Services provided by the hospice include in-patient care, day care, outpatient clinic and bereavement counselling.

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