Thanks to its fundraising efforts in 2002, Peugeot and its dealer network have raised a total of £255,500 for Macmillan Cancer Relief. Last year was the first time Peugeot had supported the charity, and due to its success, has now confirmed plans to support Macmillan again throughout 2003.
The cheque for £255,500 was presented to Edward Hodgkins, head of corporate fundraising at Macmillan, by Tod Evans, managing director of Peugeot UK, and Robin Wimbush, chairman of the Peugeot dealer council. The presentation took place at Peugeot’s national dealer meeting held recently at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. The money raised will pay for nearly three additional nurses for Macmillan.
Tod Evans said: "Together with our dealer network, we have raised the money in two key ways, firstly by donating £1 per vehicle sold, and through various fundraising events such as the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning which raised £25,000 alone. We chose to support Macmillan because cancer is a disease which today affects so many people’s lives, and felt that it would be good to support a charity doing such excellent work to help people living with cancer."Published 28 January 2003