Festivals for Charity
A VW Transporter Kombi visited festivals as far apart as Solfest in Cumbria and Victorious in Portsmouth to help raise £150,000 for MacMillan Cancer Trust, courtesy of our Volkswagen Van Centre in Liverpool.
David Cowan, Brand Director for Commercial Vehicles saw the marathon of festivals as a great opportunity to support a charity that does tremendous work, “Macmillan Cancer Trust is a charity very close to our heart and there was no hesitation in loaning a van to help raise money for such a great charity. We were contacted by Skiddle who told us about this fantastic fundraising challenge and we wanted to support them anyway we could”.
The Hills are Alive
Group Accountant, Joanne Bailey took to the hills to raise money for the BHF, British Heart Foundation, raising money for a cause close to home. Jo explains, “My dad, Ken has had two heart attacks and is now fitted with an internal defibrillator. It’s a truly amazing piece of kit and its totally changed life for my mum and dad. I wanted to recognise the wonderful work done by the BHF, though I could have thought of a less arduous event than a 15k fell run”!
When the Going Gets Tough
Crewe SEAT Technician, Kegan Stewart, got stuck into Tough Mudder to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice where his brother-in-law was cared for. Kegan still looked fighting fit at the end and was delighted to be able to raise money in memory of his brother-in-law.
Smiling in the face of adversity is a hard thing to do, but Stoke Audi Sales Executive and his family did just that, organising a fun event to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Charity, an organisation, which is sadly, very close to their hearts.
Nick explains, “My niece who is just 26 years old has been diagnosed with three inoperable brain tumours, she’s having intensive chemo and radio therapy but despite this she is still so keen to raise awareness of the work of this fantastic charity. We thought a fun day was a great way of highlighting the great work they do, whilst keeping everyone smiling”.