Giving back for Christmas
The Volkswagen teams have being raising money this Christmas for their chosen Charities by holding various Events over the holiday period including Christmas Jumper Days and Christmas raffles. Leeds Volkswagen raised a total of £75.89 from their Christmas Jumper Day and Skipton Volkswagen have so far collected £123.67 so. Skipton will be holding a small event at the end of the week to collect final donations. Leeds and Skipton Volkswagen are both raising money and collecting gifts for Radio Arie's Mission Christmas. The aim of this campaign is to persuade both staff the community to purchase an 'extra' gift as part of their Christmas shopping. The gifts will go to children living in real poverty, enabling them to enjoy a real Christmas.The gifts will then be sorted at the Radio Aire sorting office with the help of staff members from Sytner, who have been authorised to take time from work to devote to this cause.
Harrogate Volkswagen held a Christmas lunch on site yesterday in aid of Supporting Older People. The Supporting Older people charity aims to alleviate loneliness and isolation amongst older people who live alone or may have few friends or relatives close by. For the past two years Harrogate Volkswagen have worked with the charity to bring the older people in the community a Christmas dinner and a fun day out.
Huddersfield Volkswagen have being raising money for their local charity the Kirkwood Hospice who provide specialist care, free of charge, to adults in Kirklees with advanced, progressive illnesses at any time from diagnosis to the end of life, respecting their individual needs and wishes. Care and support is also provided for their family members, friends and carers, both during the illness and after death. Through education, training and partnership with others, the Hospice improves care for everyone affected by a life-limiting illness. Huddersfield raised a huge £300 from their Christmas Jumper day Chocolate raffle.
Stoke Volkswagen held their Christmas Jumper day in aid of the Donna Louise Children's Hospice. The Donna Louise Children's Hospice support children and young adults and their families with life-limiting conditions. The Team at VW Stoke have signed up to a number of sponsored events throughout the year in order to help raise money for the charity including the velocity zip wire, 10k mud run, Christmas jumper day and Stoke emergency services day.
Stafford Volkswagen have given St Katherine's Hospice a makeover ready for Christmas. The team braved the cold to complete the manual work required to enhance the hospice. Dave Mobberley, Head of Business joined his team of merry elves Sam Boffy, Mick Meacham, Mike Chambers and Jay Lockley . The team started with the warmer internal work before moving outside to lay slabs, creating much needed additional parking. Several families from Stafford Volkswagen have reason to thank St Katherines having had personal experience of the amazing support they offer in time of need, so it felt heartwarming to be able to give something back. During 2017, Stafford Volkswagen have also achieved their goal of raising £1000 for St Katherine's and plan to double that next year.
Merry Christmas from all of the team at Sytner Volkswagen!