In January the Hippo Motor Group announced a new scheme to support a different charity every quarter throughout 2016. This was as well as our normal commitments to annual events such as MacMillan Coffee Morning, Comic Relief amongst others. The amount would be calculated over a three month period and would be based on a donation per vehicle sold or car leased in that quarter.
With this proposed there was the difficult job of choosing just four other charities to support this year. As there are so many local, national and worldwide causes which do fantastic work, it was a difficult process.
In quarter one, every sale of a vehicle, whether it be leased or bought, was contributing to our final figure of £600 to Spacious Place. Spacious Place conducts fantastic work around Lancashire through their Street Soccer Academy, home delivery food bank and community repaint scheme. We’re grateful to be able to assist in a small way to help them continue their vital work. You can find out more about where our funds, and others, go to help people by visiting their site here: Spacious Place .
Our second nominated charity is the one we are currently working to achieve a donation for. Cancer Help Preston work closely with patients affected by cancer in the Lancashire area. Since their formation in 1989 they have gone from a small set up in a church hall to two fully staffed centres in Preston.
The benefits from their work include complimentary therapies, specialist clinics, counselling, information and training for health care professionals. The two centres have been vital in helping Lancashire cancer patients overcome their mental and physical issues that come with diagnosis. You can find out more about their work, background and how you can help them here: CancerHelpPreston .
We look forward to a strong finish this quarter to keep our customers happy but equally, to raise as much money for another great cause. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for the final donation figure announced early next week!