Maserati dealership raises funds for cancer charity

Time 8:47 am, September 26, 2014

5e32d32f-a282-4990-85e0-b65789bc9f1dA MASERATI dealership employee has completed a gruelling 20-day bike ride challenge for charity.

Jon Stenson from Gracompaul Maserati Birmingham raised more than £12k for the Mat Davis Foundation – a Warwickshire-based charity which helps young adults and their families affected by cancer.

He set off on the ‘Gate to Gate’ challenge from the gates of Birmingham-based Graypaul Maserati on September 5.

The ride involved cycling to the white cliffs of Dover with four additional team members, and then down to the French Alps, covering approximately 2,300km, before arriving at the gates of Maserati’s headquarters in Modena, Italy yesterday morning.

Jon was joined by Graypaul Birmingham’s dealer principal, Stuart Hood, for the final leg of this remarkable journey into Modena where they were given a hero’s welcome as they were met by Giulio Pastore, general manager of Maserati Europe, and were shown around the production line where the Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio are produced.

The original fundraising target was £10,000, but the running total now is more than £12,700.

The Mat Davis Foundation was founded in 2012 in memory of Mat, who fought a brain tumour from the age of 21 until the age of 23 when he sadly passed away.

It was Mat’s wish to help and support others in his name so that his legacy could continue. The charity relieves the needs of young adults with cancer, and their relatives in the Warwickshire area, by providing support, counselling and financial assistance.

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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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