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