In January the Hippo Motor Group, inclusive of Hippo Leasing, announced their new scheme to support four charities around the UK. This would be on a quarterly basis as well as the other events, in which we support charities such as MacMillan Coffee Morning, Comic Relief and do events such as our recent football game at Ewood Park in aid of East Lancashire hospice.
The idea behind the scheme involved the motor group accumulating a donation per vehicle sold or car leased over that quarter.
It did prove difficult to select just four causes from the mountains of fantastic places that offer a wide variety of support and services. We did however manage to whittle our charities down to just four. These were announced in early January and our first quarter was dedicated to Spacious Place of Burnley.
Spacious Place conducts fantastic work around Lancashire through their Street Soccer Academy, home delivery food bank and community repaint scheme. They are a great cause with a fantastic output into the local area. You can find out more about Spacious Place and their current work here: Spacious Place Website http://www.spaciousplace.co.uk/. We were delighted to announce in early April a final donation of £600 to Spacious Place.
From the 1st May until the 30th June we are working towards an even bigger total for Cancer Help Preston. Their fantastic team work closely with patients affected by cancer in the Lancashire area. Since their formation in 1989 they have gone from a small set up in a church hall to two fully staffed centres in Preston.
Patients can benefit from their staffs assistance in forms such as counselling, family support as well as complimentary treatments and specialist clinics. Their work is absolutely vital in the Lancashire area as it is another route for patients of this terrible diagnosis to receive help. You can see more about their incredible work here: Cancer Help Preston http://www.cancerhelppreston.co.uk/
We are looking forward to ending this quarter with a fantastic donation and keeping our lease car customers happy as well as raising as much as we can for Cancer Help Preston. Keep a look out on our Facebook andTwitter for the final donation figure!