Motorpoint is targeting a £40,000 2019 fund-raising target following a series of events which delivered a near-£30,000 windfall for its partner charities in 2018.
The ID50’s top independent used car retail group’s 2018 fundraising activities included a drive-in cinema, a free ice skating rink, a charity football match at Peterborough United and fire walk.
Cat Moseley, HR director of Motorpoint, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have raised so much money for charity in 2018. It has exceeded all our expectations and we are already busy planning events that will enable us to exceed this amount in 2019.”
Motorpoint’s drive-in cinema at Motorpoint Sheffield in aid of Cash for Kids, the three-day free ice skating rink at Motorpoint Castleford raised money for the Prince of Wales Hospice, a Doggy Day at Motorpoint Glasgow in aid of the Dog’s Trust and the charity football match at Peterborough United in support of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.
Other charitable partners to also benefit from the Motorpoint team’s efforts included Acorns Hospice, Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children, Lancashire Mind and the James Bulger Memorial Trust.
Together, the various events raised a total of £28,140
Moseley said: “As a Sunday Times Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies to Work for, we place great importance on our team supporting their local communities and the fundraising they undertake for their charitable partners is a key element of this and we are extremely proud of their contribution during the last 12 months.”