Motorpoint staff rose over £4,100 for a colleague’s wheelchair by hosting a charity football match at Peterborough United.
Funds from game are paying for a special new wheelchair for long-serving colleague Jason Brown who has a nerve wasting degenerative condition called Dejerine Sottas Syndrome.
Staff from across the twelve branches of the UK’s leading independent car retailer travelled to the Weston Homes Stadium to take part in a Motorpoint Peterborough v Motorpoint All Stars game to raise funds to pay for a new lightweight wheelchair, with a built-in motorised triride.
Brown, who has worked for Motorpoint for 19 years, has a nerve wasting degenerative condition called Dejerine Sottas Syndrome. This affects the nerves furthest away from the brain, causing muscle wastage in both lower arms and legs.
Brown said: “I really appreciate the generosity shown by the lads. Both with their kind donations and the commitment displayed on the day not just in terms of playing but travelling many miles just to get to Peterborough in the first place.”
Peterborough United, who have been a long-term partner of Motorpoint, provided the company with exclusive use of the pitch for the day as well as kitted out the players out in their first team home and away strips, provided changing facilities and officials for the hotly contested game which was won 4-3 by Motorpoint Peterborough.
A total of £4,380 has been raised to date. Additional fundraisers are currently being organised to help reach the £8,000 required to purchase the wheelchair from specialist Bromkin.
Motorpoint Peterborough’s general manager Tom Stanton said: “I can’t thank enough everyone who took part. Not only did my colleagues drive half way across the country to play in the game but they raised an impressive amount of money in the process for someone who is very close to the hearts of everyone at Motorpoint.”