At Sytner Group, we pride ourselves on giving something back to the local community. This is why we challenge all our businesses to make a commitment to local charities and community initiatives. From donating trees, to cycling from Edinburgh to Portsmouth! You can read all about our dealerships' antics below.
Sytner Newport BMW Support Children in Need
In support of Children in Need, Sytner Newport have designed this incredible BMW X2 complete with Pudsey the Bear decals.
Alongside their brilliant X2, the dealership will be holding a ‘dress down’ day for all colleagues that want to pay a small contribution and will be holding a cake sale for both customers and colleagues.
On top of all of this, the Management Team will be cooking breakfast for everyone at the dealership and there might even be a visit from Pudsey himself! Make sure that you drop by Sytner Newport!
Mercedes-Benz of Newcastle staff raise £570 for Mat Davis Foundation
The team at Mercedes-Benz of Newcastle have been busy raising money for the Mat Davis foundation. Money raised for the foundation goes to support young people aged 18-30 who have been diagnosed with cancer in the Warwickshire area.
The team at Newcastle wanted to help the foundation by organising a raffle with a difference – a one winner raffle! All staff were encouraged to bring in as many items as possible to contribute to the prize table, and to buy a strip of tickets for a chance to win the lot!
During the one winner raffle, £570 was raised for the Mat Davis foundation.
Mercedes-Benz of Weston-Super-Mare Spooky Cake Sale
Staff and customers at Mercedes-Benz of Weston-super-Mare got into the spirit of Halloween with a spooky cake sale! Cakes and sweets were available from reception all day and all proceeds donated to the Weston RNLI.
Originally established in 1882, the Weston RNLI Station now operates two lifeboats and has been awarded six awards for gallantry. Rescuing animals and people alike, we're sure you'll agree they're a very worthy cause!
Bradford Audi supports One In A Million charity
The team at our Bradford Audi dealership are very proud to support their local charity One In A Million, with them recently helping out with their One In A Million 2018 awards ceremony.
One In A Million are a charity that support disadvantaged children and young people, aged between 5- 19 years. They help to deliver formal and informal education through Sports, Arts and Enterprise themed programmes . They aim to break cycles of deprivation, celebrating and valuing young lives.
Craig McHugh, Executive of One In A Million says "On behalf of all at One In A Million, thank you to you and all the team at Bradford Audi for supporting our annual STARS Awards once again this year! Your support adds so much value to our evening and our young people absolutely love it!"
Guy Salmon Jaguar Northampton support Cynthia Spencer Hospice at their recent Charity Golf Day
Since 2007, the Club has been home to the well-established Charity Golf days organised by Mick. Held in memory of his late wife Lydia, they have raised over £40,000 for this well-deserving charity. The Fundraising Manager said:
“We would like to thank Mick and all his family and friends who helped organise the day, as well as Northampton Golf Club for being such great hosts. Mick’s golf day has now become such an established event in the Club’s and the Hospice calendar, our appreciation also goes out to the 100+ golfers who helped make the day such a fantastic success”
The day was a huge success and a fantastic £3,887 was raised. Guy Salmon are proud to offer our continued support to the Hospice.
Tollbar Warwick sponsors London 2 Paris 2018 in aid of Cure Leukaemia
Local cyclist Mark Nicholas who underwent a stem-cell transplant to beat leukaemia, approached Tollbar Warwick to help raise £14,000 for Cure Leukaemia. After undergoing life-saving treatment he took on a London to Paris cycle challenge to raise money for the charity which helped him make it through.
The 500km London to Paris cycle challenge took place from 20 - 24th September 2018 and Tollbar Warwick were proud to have their logo displayed on the team’s bespoke cycling jersey.
Conditions were very challenging for the cyclists over the four days, but they all prevailed to make their glorious arrival into the heart of Paris in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. The event is set to raise over £100,000 for Cure Leukaemia.
From Camberely to Paris in Three Days
Alan Davis, Head Of Business at Guy Salmon Ascot, teamed up with 5 other keen cyclists from the Camberley Rugby Club to take on the challenge of cycling from Camberley to Paris, in aid of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
With 200 miles to cover in less than three days, it was a challenging ride but the team pushed hard and managed to make it victoriously to Paris within the time.
They've set a target of raising £3000 and aren't far from their goal! If you'd like to learn more about this fantastic achievement, the brilliant cause or would like to donate:
Bentley Leicester take on Autumn Wolf Run
Well done to the team at Bentley and Lamborghini Leicester, who recently completed the gruelling Wolf Run Challenge!
The Wolf Run is an approx. 10k off-road run featuring a series of man-made and natural obstacles located throughout the course.The team trecked their way through pud ponds, swan across freezing rivers, buried through deep, dark tunnels and climbed the toughest of heights.
The team undertook this crazy challenge for Prostate Cancer UK and managed to raise a fantastic £440.
Audi Wakefield support Pedal for Parkinson's
Holly Clough, PA to Jack Bryson, our Head of Business at Wakefield Audi has been involved with the charity Parkinson's UK for the past 10 years, helping to raise awareness and fund-raise for an amazing cause.
This year the challenge was to cycle from Leeds to Leeds, taking in the 4 capital cities of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - that means 977 miles in just 11 days!
The event took months of planning and was a huge challenge for everyone involved but has managed to raise over £11,000 (and growing) for Parkinson's UK.
Liverpool Volkswagen - Ruth's 5K Colour Run
On Saturday 21st July, Ruth, a Sales Executive at our Liverpool Volkswagen centre ran the 5k Colour Obstacle Rush to raise money for Down's Syndrome Association.
With Ruth's sister Faith having Downs Syndrome, this is a charity extremely close to her heart. Ruth is keen to do all she can to help (and) raise money for this great cause. Ruth, Faith and the family rely a great deal on the help of charities like Down's Syndrome Association and are extremely grateful for the donations they've received.
If you would like to support Ruth, please visit her Just Giving page.
Tollbar Warwick Volvo support the Duchenne Dash Max
The Duchenne Dash is a gruelling 24 hour bike ride from London to Paris where riders take on an amazing challenge to help children with DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy).
The riders started at Harlequins RFC in London on Friday 8th June and arrived just a day later, under the Eiffel Tower. The team was accompanied by physios, medics, mechanics and support vehicles and we were delighted to provide a Volvo XC90 to support this tremendous event.
Duchenne UK is working to find a cure with the aim to end Duchenne in 10 years. Now in its sixth year and last year the event has raised over one million pounds!