A Sweet Delivery for Local Charity
The team at Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer group, Rygor, has been collecting sweet treats for one of its employee-nominated Charities of the Year.
The James Hopkins Trust, which provides nursing respite care for Gloucestershire’s life limited and life threatened young children, recently held a Christmas party for the children in its care. The team at Rygor were thrilled to help the charity celebrate the festive season by donating and delivering 115 selection boxes for the children and their siblings.
Rygor’s Charities of the Year initiative was set up 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. James Hopkins Trust is one of the charities which Rygor has been fundraising for over the past year and is located just a stone’s throw from the site of its flagship branch in Gloucester.
Julie Steed, director in charge at Rygor Gloucester, said: “James Hopkins Trust is a phenomenal charity and the provision it offers families with children with life limited illnesses, is incredible. We have been extremely proud to support the charity as part of our Charities of the Year initiative over the past year and we really hope all the children and their families enjoyed their Christmas party.”
Sarah James, head of fundraising at James Hopkins Trust, said: “We were delighted with the selection boxes as it is such an important part of making all the children feel the magic of Christmas. The Rygor team have all become great friends over the past year and we are incredibly grateful for all their hard work, generosity and challenges they have completed to benefit Gloucestershire’s life limited and life threatened young children.”
Rygor aimed to raise at least £6,000 for its three Charities of the Year for 2016-17, which included Dorothy House Hospice Care and Bath Cats & Dogs Home and is delighted that with a month left of the fundraising period, they have achieved more than £16,000 in total, which will be shared equally across the three charities.