Staff at Derby-based Motorpoint celebrated the New Year with a donation of £1,080 to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county.
The UK’s leading car supermarket, which has its headquarters in Chartwell Drive in the city, raised the funds for Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, through its annual Christmas raffle.
Newlife Regional Fundraising and Awareness Manager David Reeves said: “Not only did Motorpoint provide a bit of festive cheer for its customers, it will also be cheering and helping to improve the life of a local family in 2017. Every penny of the £1,080 will be used to help provide specialist equipment for a disabled child – or children – in the county.
“Motorpoint have always done amazing work for charities close to them, and I am delighted to have worked with them. Thank you to all the staff and customers who took part.”
Motorpoint Derby’s General Manager Satvir Atwal added: “We’re delighted to have helped raise so much money for Newlife charity and look forward to seeing how the money will be used to support their work over the coming months.”
Newlife is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness and has helped 383 families in Derbyshire, with equipment totalling £336,567.
Newlife operates a range of services: Equipment Grants make permanent provision; Emergency Equipment Loans offer a quick response for families of life limited and terminally ill children and those sleeping in unsafe environments; Play Therapy Pod Loans aid development of those with complex needs; Comfort Capsules help families of terminally ill children make memories together. To find out more about how Newlife supports local families, go to www.newlifecharity.co.uk/derbyshire. Right now, the charity is working with 15 families in the county with combined equipment needs of £4,168.
Pictured: from left, Newlife’s David Reeves, with Motorpoint staff Abi Colton, Victoria Slaney, Simeon Powell and Elaine Mannion (Christmas Charity Raffle organiser).