Jennings' staff have splashin’ good fun for charity
Posted on 25 Jul 2008
Staff at Jennings Ford in took time out from the dealership recently to take part in an afternoon of messing about on the river for charity.
The Bell Boat Race, which is in its fourth consecutive year, is organised by local charity, Daisy Chain.
The aim of the event, which for the past three years has also been supported by the Rotary Clubs of Billingham, Stockton, Teesside West, Thornaby and Yarm, is to raise money for local charity, Daisy Chain.
When staff at Jennings Ford’s Yarm Road dealership heard the Rotary Clubs were looking for main sponsors and teams to participate in the event, once again they were quick off the mark to sign a sponsorship agreement and source a team of eight enthusiastic volunteers.
Nas Khan, group managing director of the Jennings Motor Group, said: “We are a company very much committed to supporting the local community and this is the second consecutive year we have been one of the main sponsors and taken part in the Bell Boat Race event. It’s a great day for all participants and at the same time it’s raising money for a very worthy cause, which is great.”
On the day, more than 30 teams assembled at Castlegate Quay on Stockton Riverside for a day of splashing good fun.
Matt Simpson, project manager for Daisy Chain, said: “It’s been another fantastic Boat Race event, seeing even more teams than ever before and raising in excess of £10,000 for local charities. Daisy Chain wishes to thank everyone who got involved, either participating on the day or sponsoring a team. Without the support of the local community we would not be able to help many families in the Tees Valley area.”
Daisy Chain is a registered charity based on Calf Fallow Farm in Norton. The aim of the charity is to provide a much needed care and respite centre for families who have children with autism.
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