TrustFord Barnsley raised over £1,300 for charity partner Cancer Research UK when over 800 visitors flocked to its forecourt to experience the site’s annual Performance Day.
Local residents and car enthusiasts joined in the event at the Wakefield Road dealership and were offered the opportunity to get close to some of the blue oval’s most desirable vehicles and get behind the wheel themselves with a driving simulator experience.
Stuart Cresswell, TrustFord’s service director, stepped up to another challenge at the event and went into the stocks, an act which raised over £560 for Cancer Research UK.
Another of the day’s highlights was the unveiling of a newly-converted racing car.
Students of Barnsley College, along with the TrustFord Barnsley team, had been challenged to convert an everyday car in to a track car using just £1,000.
The car will be touring the country at events throughout the year before being auctioned off at the 2018 Performance Day, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.
Glen Kenington, general manager at TrustFord Barnsley, said: “Our Barnsley Performance Day was another huge success.
“It was brilliant to give visitors the chance to drive some of our favourite car models, enter a raffle and see the great work that our team, along with Barnsley College, had done in transforming a normal car in to a motor fit for racing.
“We hope everyone who came along had a great time, and we were happy to be able to raise over £1,300 for Cancer Research UK.
“The charity does such valuable work in the local community and around the UK, and we’re looking forward to continuing to support them at our future events.”