Mercedes-Benz Vans and Trucks Dealer Group, Rygor Commercials, is delighted to announce its 2018 Charities of the Year, as nominated and voted for by its team members.
Rygor’s Charities of the Year initiative was set up back in 2015 to enable the company’s team members to nominate and vote to support charities which benefit some of the local communities which the company calls home. Over the past few years, Rygor has raised more than £30,000 for six local charities and looks forward to adding to that total, this year.
This year the Rygor team will be fundraising for Camp Mohawk, Shooting Star Chase and Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Shooting Star Chase provides hospice care to babies, children and young people in London and Surrey and Camp Mohawk is a multi-functional day centre for children with special needs and their families in Berkshire. Wiltshire Air Ambulance provides an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Wiltshire and surrounding areas.
Tim Stacey, Rygor managing director, said: “As a team we are greatly looking forward to supporting these three fantastic causes throughout 2018. Our Charities of the Year initiative allows our team to support causes which are local to our branches and affect the communities which many of us call home. As one of the owners of the business, it is always a proud moment to see our team come together to give back to others.”
Katy Day-Jones, corporate relationship manager at Shooting Star Chase, said: “We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the three charities to benefit from the fundraising of Rygor Commercials in 2018. With the support of the staff and customers at Rygor, we can help make every moment count for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care. Around 10% of that income comes from government funding, so we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. We very much look forward to working with Rygor over the next 12 months and are truly thankful for their support.”
Valerie Whistler, partnerships coordinator for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen by the Rygor employees as their Charity of the Year for 2018 and look forward to working with them as they raise funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance in all kinds of interesting and fun ways. We rely almost entirely on public donations to raise the £3.25 million a year we need to keep our helicopter and crew flying and saving lives, so we are truly grateful to Rygor for offering their generous support.”
Annabel Hill, head of fundraising for Camp Mohawk said: "As a small charity the support of local companies and organisations is invaluable for both fundraising and awareness, and many thanks to the staff of Rygor for choosing us as a Charity of the Year. Family life is especially challenging with a child who has special needs, as they're often unable to join in with mainstream activities, but over 500 families regularly visit Camp Mohawk to experience fun days out and create happy family memories. Good luck with the FUNdraising in 2018, we really appreciate your help Rygor!”
With 11 branches throughout Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West London, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, Rygor are a multi award winning specialist Mercedes-Benz van and truck Dealership.