31/01/19

Harrogate Volkswagen Win Award at Local Business Charity Awards 

We'd like to extend our congratulations to Harrogate Volkswagen for winning the 'Harrogate Award' at the North Yorkshire Local Business Charity awards, sponsored by local North Yorkshire insurers, Jelf. Carrying out a number of charity events throughout the year - including supporting Ben Davis' extraordinary Run Yorkshire Challenge (shown in the header image) - they are definitely deserving of the award!

Harrogate Volkswagen Award

The finals were held on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at the St Wilfred's Church in Harrogate, with 80 attendees including Mr Jonathan Wild, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of N.Yorkshire. Hosted by Stray FM presenter Peter Egerton, the event celebrated charity events throughout North Yorkshire.

Harrogate Volkswagen were very proud to win the ‘Harrogate Award’ after being nominated by charity - Harrogate Supporting Older People. The kind nomination came due to Harrogate Volkswagen's continuous support of Supporting Older People through regular transport for Harrogate’s elderly residents to local coffee mornings and for hosting a Christmas dinner for 60+ elderly guests at the dealership.

Due to Harrogate Volkswagen winning the award, Jelf (Local Business Charity Awards title sponsor) will now send a donation of £1,000 to Supporting Older People. Everyone at Harrogate Volkswagen is very proud to have received the award and will continue to work hard to support local charities like Supporting Older People.

Speaking of the event, Tim Mortimer, Regional Director of Jelf, said:

“My fellow judges and I would like to congratulate your outstanding support of your local charities. We found your stories uplifting and inspirational and they reminded us that whatever else is going on politically in the world, good people are still looking after their own, right here in N.Yorkshire and we are hugely proud of that and we hope you are too.

“As you would expect it was very hard to find a winner for each award; all of those who made it to the finals were only a few points away from winning and the end result was very close. To everyone who participated this year, we say ‘congratulations’, you are doing an outstanding job, we salute you, carry on the good work, you are what makes North Yorkshire a great county to live and work in. Thank you”

As a Group, we're proud to continually give something back to the community and to support local charities. It's for that reason that we'd like to, once again, extend our congratulations to the team at Harrogate Volkswagen for winning this fantastic award! Keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin for all of our future charity updates.


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