The team at Mercedes Benz of Newcastle will be dedicating their fundraising to Newcastle Hospitals Charity, in support of the Great North Children’s Hospital, by organising various fundraising events; from bake sales to skydives, and even creating custom charity air fresheners to help raise funds.
Staff at the dealership were invited to choose a local good cause to support and decided on the Great North Children’s Hospital, as many staff could personally relate to the amazing work being carried out at the hospital to support children and their families.
Newcastle Hospitals Charity has a dedicated fund – the Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation – which specifically supports the many children and their families who come to the hospital for treatment and care. Recently, the Foundation has supported innovative technology to help make eye examinations easier for children, playroom refurbishments and other projects to help make hospital a more positive experience for children.
Rebecca Crewe, Managing Director at Mercedes Benz of Newcastle, said:
“I was delighted that the team chose to support the Great North Children’s Hospital here in Newcastle, this partnership will allow us to focus our efforts on making a difference to this incredible charity. Part of our commitment at our dealership is ‘Giving Something Back’ to the local community; whether it’s through fundraising days, time, rallying for donations or working with local charities to help those less fortunate, we are proud to say our colleagues never let us down on the charity front! In fact, every colleague is given one day paid to go and make a difference in the local community, that’s how seriously we take our responsibilities.
We are excited about the new relationship with the Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation, and we look forward to working with them throughout 2022.”
Emma McQuitty, Fundraising Coordinator at Newcastle Hospitals Charity, said:
“It’s always hard spending time in hospital, especially for children. Our charity works to make the experience a little easier. We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with the team at Mercedes Benz of Newcastle, they have great fundraising ideas and are keen to get involved. We’re so grateful for their support, it will make a huge difference to the children and their families who come to the Great North Children’s Hospital. Support from local businesses is invaluable in helping us to fund life-changing research, pioneering equipment and other vital projects to benefit our younger patients.”
You can support the team’s fundraising efforts by visiting their dealership on Scotswood Road to pick up a charity car air freshener or by clicking on this link to make a donation.