Sytnerfest raises almost £1,000 for Leicestershire Cares

Sytner Group hosted a fundraising day on Wednesday 27th July for Leicestershire Cares at its Head Office and raised £940 for the local charity.

The Sytner Group charity committee organised their take on a festival, ‘Sytnerfest’, for all colleagues at Head Office as a chance for everyone to get to know each other and meet the new faces at the business after years of restrictions and hybrid working.

As a fun afternoon the committee organised a barbeque that catered for all with meat, vegetarian, vegan and halal options available along with a variety of garden games, music and of course lots of laughter.

Francesca Summers, Human Resources Project Manager at Sytner Group and part of the charity committee, said: “It is fantastic to be able to get our team together and raise money for such a worthwhile cause at the same time. We are astounded by the amount of money that will go towards supporting the local community, and it was made all the more poignant that the people that will benefit were able to join us on the day. The Penman Way Charity Committee really did an amazing job of organising, it was a real team effort.”  

All colleagues gathered together after the barbeque to watch the raffle being drawn, prizes included a range of donated items including, AirPods, £100 Marks and Spencer voucher, Jo Malone merchandise, one day’s annual leave and bottles of wine. 

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The committee would like to take the opportunity to thank all the dealerships and companies who donated prizes to make the raffle such a success.

Sytner Group has been partnered with Leicestershire Cares for many years and supports a number of projects to support the local community.

This fundraising will go towards the Community Development Team’s ‘new beginnings’ project putting the charity’s power to change model into action by delivering a lasting positive impact in the lives of young people.

Leicestershire Cares, in partnership with the Somali community Parents Association (SOCOPA) in St. Matthews, Leicester, has been providing nine young people with basketball coaching. The nine young people taking part received their full accreditation in Multi Sports Coaching and First Aid in May, which has allowed them to set up their own basketball training sessions on Saturdays which around 40 young children from the area attend each week.

On top of the funds raised at Sytnerfest, Sytner Group has ordered professional kit for the coaches so that they can really feel the part whilst they’re utilising their power to change.

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Neetu Squire at Leicestershire Cares, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at Sytner Group for organising Sytnerfest. Leicestershire Cares is really grateful for the money raised, and it will make such a difference. It was brilliant to be able to attend the event, we all had a fantastic time and can’t thank Sytner Group enough for all their ongoing support.”

To find out more about Leicestershire Cares and the work that they do, visit the website.