Jim revs up for charity

Posted on 21 Dec 2009

The recent bad weather may have resulted in a major annual charity event being cancelled, but it hasn’t deterred a member of staff at Jennings Ford to continue with the fundraising - which has just been boosted with a kind donation from his employer.

Loyal and dedicated Jim Forsyth, 44, from Ingleby Barwick, who works within the bodyshop and service departments at the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership, was due to take part in the Boundary 500 Santa Motorbike event, which is organised to raise money for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough.

The Hospice offers palliative and respite care for babies and infants up to five years old and who have life limiting or terminal illnesses.

All was not lost for kind and caring Jim, who was determined to continue with the fundraising, which has just been further boosted with a kind donation from his employer.

“It was such a shame that the event was cancelled, but I was still determined to continue raising the cash and the response I have had has been fantastic, everyone has been so generous. The kind donation by JenningsFord was an added bonus,” said Jim.

Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group, said; “This year the company decided not to send Christmas cards and instead make a donation to charity, we were keen to donate to a local charity and when we heard a member of staff was taking part in an event for Zoe’s Place, which is based in Middlesbrough, we were more than willing to help out.”

The event has been re-scheduled to take place in February of next year.

Jim, who has been a keen biker since the age of 16, has also raised hundreds of pounds for the Great North Air Ambulance, having taken part in their Boundary 500 bike ride for the past four years.

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