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BMW dealer gets behind campaign for local disabled girl

A Cockermouth car dealership is supporting a fund-raising appeal to help a girl from the town to achieve her dream of riding a bike.

Lloyd Motors has branded one of its BMW courtesy cars with a photograph of 12-year-old Megan White, who has cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia.

The company’s livery also includes a fund-raising website address to promote the appeal. And all its 42 employees will donate an hour of their wages to the cause after an idea from technician Andrew McKenzie.

Megan, a pupil at Cockermouth School, uses a walking frame, stick or wheelchair to get around but would love to ride a bicycle like her sisters.

Mum Kerrie Iredale launched Megan’s Dream in November to raise £40,000 to get Megan the best possible treatment and aftercare.

Lloyd Motors is also planning a year of fund-raising to help the family achieve their goal.

David Byrne, dealer principal at Lloyd Cockermouth, said: “All Megan wants to do is ride a bike. This is an initiative that every member of staff is keen to get involved in and we hope we can really make a difference.”

The branded BMW will be used as a courtesy car for Lloyd customers and is expected to cover about 5,000 miles in four months.

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