Car sell-athon has mo­tors to­tal ac­cel­er­at­ing to £5.5k

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

A MAC­CLES­FIELD deal­er­ship has raised more than £5,500 for East Cheshire Hospice fol­low­ing a se­cond fundrais­ing event.

Bris­tol Street Mo­tors raised £3,076 at a sell-athon event at the end of last year, af­ter rais­ing £2,572 with a sim­i­lar event ear­lier in 2015.

The Vaux­hall deal­er­ship, which is lo­cated at Lyme Green Busi­ness Park, do­nated £50 for ev­ery new car sold in Septem­ber, bring­ing the to­tal raised in 2015 to £5,649.

East Cheshire Hospice re­lies heav­ily on do­na­tions, re­ceiv­ing less than 20 per cent of its run­ning costs from lo­cal NHS funds.

The money raised goes some of the way to­wards the £4m that East Cheshire Hospice needs to raise ev­ery year from the com­mu­nity it serves in or­der to con­tinue to de­liver its high qual­ity care to pa­tients and their fam­i­lies in the Mac­cles­field area and be­yond.

“We’re so pleased to have been able to help East Cheshire Hospice raise money for the se­cond time in a year,” said David Wood­ward, sales man­ager at Bris­tol Street Mo­tors.

“The hospice does great work in our lo­cal com­mu­nity and it is in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant that lo­cal busi­nesses give their sup­port so East Cheshire Hospice can con­tinue pro­vid­ing a high level of care to its pa­tients.”

Rox­ana Pir­lea, cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity re­la­tion­ships man­ager at East Cheshire Hospice, said: “We would like to thank David, the team at Bris­tol Street Mo­tors and all those car buy­ers for their con­tin­ued sup­port.

“Given that we have to raise over 80pc of our fund­ing and only 4pc of it comes from com­mer­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions, by fundrais­ing for us Bris­tol Street Mo­tors has con­trib­uted an es­ti­mated 9.4pc to­wards the to­tal amount of money raised from busi­nesses in the last fi­nan­cial year.

“This is quite an achieve­ment!”

●● Sales man­ager David Wood­ward and busi­ness man­ager Luke Parkin­son with the re­sult of the lat­est sell-athon at Bris­tol Street Mo­tors

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