As Hippo embark upon a new year, we begin working with a newly chosen charity to support throughout our first quarter, which is January to March 2018. All of the chosen charities that we work with are voted for by staff within Hippo Motor Group, and are often close to the heart, as well as local to our area.
In the past we have supported Skipton based charity Petal, who continue to raise funds specifically for research into childhood cancers for Cancer Research UK. The charity is made up of only several local volunteers who organise a number of fundraisers and events every year, including their ‘Relay for life’ which entails a full 24-hour community celebration.
The ‘Relay for life’ event combines teams of cancer survivors, their carers and volunteers, who all come together to raise funds, as well as showing that together – we are stronger than cancer! Over 5,000 relay events will take place across the UK and they are created solely for attendees to celebrate survivorship, remember those lost and fight back against cancer together.
Most recently, we donated £250 toward our local Petal ladies luncheon, taking place in October 2017, but we also wanted to get more involved with the charity itself. After learning more about the work that Petal tirelessly carry out, we realised just how passionate they are about fundraising, along with being hugely committed to raising awareness of early diagnosis in children and young people specifically.
In order to support Petal in the best way that we can, throughout January – March 2018, we will be donating a whole percentage from each car sold to the charity, as well as recognising the hard work that they do to make a difference. We will be announcing our quarter one total raised at the end of March, and selling lots of cars in the meantime, so watch this space!
If you are interested in learning more about Petal as a charity, along with the life changing work that they do, then head over to their website here and donate too.