Thursday 22nd February 2018

North East and Cumbria

To launch the new partnership and get fundraising underway, 521 members of staff across Jennings Motor Group’s Ford, Ford Direct, Kia, Mazda and SEAT branches in the North East region, in addition to the company’s Harley-Davidson dealerships based in Gateshead and Leeds, have been given a tube of Nestle Smarties to consume as part of an ‘Eat Me Up and Fill Me Up’ fundraising initiative.

The aim is for each member of staff to replenish the tubes with 20p pieces. Each full tube will raise a total of £12, which will cover the cost of overnight accommodation for a relative or friend needing to stay at the charity’s Units, based at The Great North Children’s Hospital, and The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

Sonia Graham regional fundraiser said: “We are delighted to be working with Jennings Motor Group this year to raise vital funds to support local young people with cancer in the North East.

It’s really valuable to have supporters like Jennings Motor Group because for every young person with cancer that we can support there’s another one we can’t so the money they raise will bring us nearer to our goal of being able to help every young person.

“Their efforts will raise much needed money to help fund our services in the North East including two Teenage Cancer Units and our Education and Awareness program which provides free cancer awareness session to young people in schools in our region.”

Jennings Motor Group’s managing director, Nas Khan OBE, said: “Being based in the North East, we’ve always been committed to supporting local charities and when we found out about Teenage Cancer Trust, and the exceptional care and support they provide to young cancer patients in our region, we were keen to form a partnership and get fundraising underway.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be able to pledge our support throughout 2018 and look forward to many more events taking place across the group over the coming months.”

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