Jennings Ford staff step out for Motability

Posted on 08 Sep 2011

Two kind hearted members of staff at Jennings Ford are stepping out to raise money for charity.

Sales controller, Lee Spence, 34, from Billingham, and after market development co-ordinator, Tony Wilson, 37, from Hartlepool, who both work at the group’s Yarm Road dealership in Stockton, are busy training to take part in the Bupa Great North Run and it’s all in a bid to raise money for national charity, Motability.

Jennings Ford operates five dedicated Motability specialist centres at various branches located across the North East. When Motability contacted the group to enquire about the possibility of staff taking part in the world’s largest half marathon to raise cash for their charitable grants fund, Lee and Tony were keen to take part.

The loyal and dedicated duo have been spending every spare minute undergoing a strict training regime and healthy eating programme with the aim to successfully complete the half marathon and raise a substantial amount of cash for Motability.

“For more than two decades, our Stockton dealership alone has steered thousands of customers on the road to mobility through the Motability programme, which is one of the reasons we were keen to take part and help such a good cause,” said sales controller, Lee Spence.

Lee added; “All funds raised will help the most vulnerable people on the Motability scheme and who are in need of a charitable grant, these people without assistance from Motability, would be unable to enjoy the freedom of mobility.”

This is the second time fitness fanatics Lee and Tony have taken part in the Run, having both participated in the event at the age of 17.

Scheduled to take place on Sunday 18th September, the duo are feeling confident about a successful result.

“We are both looking forward to taking part in the event which we hope will raise a substantial for amount of cash for Motability,” said Tony.

Motability is a registered charity set up on the initiative of the Government in 1978 to provide vehicles and powered wheelchairs to disabled people. In order to qualify for a car through the Motability scheme, customers must be in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC of DVLA), War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMA) or currently driving a government vehicle, trike or mini.

Motability customers eligible for the scheme can take their pick from the whole Ford range, everything from the Ford Ka, Fiesta and Fusion to the Focus, Focus C-Max, Mondeo, Galaxy, S-MAX and Kuga is available at Jennings Ford’s branch in Stockton.

For more information about the range of products and services available to Motability customers can call in to the Yarm Road dealership or to sponsor Lee and Tony contact the Stockton branch on 01642 632200.

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