Boot Sale Raises Money For Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Car

Solihull, West Midlands, 10 July 2002 – Employees from the Land Rover factory held a car boot sale at the company’s Social Club, in aid of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The company plays a pivotal role in fundraising activities for JDRF and this event marks the start of this year’s fund raising activities that will culminate in the 2002 Midlands ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’, at Packington Park, Meriden in September. Land Rover hopes to build upon the success of last year’s event when 4000 walkers raised more than £350,000.

Several hundred people took advantage of the good weather to barter with the 25 stall holders selling an array of goods from classic records to hanging baskets. A bouncy castle donated by Solihull College kept the children entertained throughout the day.

In excess of £250 was raised at the sale, which will help to fund vital research projects into finding a cure for type 1 juvenile diabetes. This disease affects over 20,000 children in the UK alone.

Peter Gray, manager, Land Rover Power Train said: "A large number of employees from the company gave up their own time to organise, promote and attend this event in support of a worthwhile cause."

Published 10 July 2002 Melanie Carter

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