Motor dealer staff raise a cup for Macmillan Cancer
Posted on 06 Oct 2016
Caring staff at Jennings Ford Direct, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, have been doing their bit for charity.
Staff at the South Shields-based dealership have raised more than £200 for Macmillan Cancer after taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for the fourth consecutive year.
Members of staff put their culinary skills to the test and prepared a variety of fancy cakes and treats for the event, which involved staff members and customers making a donation for every cup of coffee and treat they consumed at the dealership’s onsite café.
David Walker, general sales manager at the Newcastle Road dealership, said: “The annual coffee morning always generates a positive response from staff who not only look forward to planning and preparing for the event, but who also completely get behind the fundraising.
“We would also like to say a big thank-you to our customers who took part on the day by contributing towards such a worthy cause.”
The first ever Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer happened in 1990 and was a small affair with the simple idea of guests gathering to have a coffee and donating the cost of the cuppa to the charity. The following year, the event was rolled out nationally and since then the Coffee Morning has raised over £138 million for Macmillan.
Last year, the charity raised £25 million, which all contributes towards helping make sure no one has to face cancer alone, from the moment they are diagnosed, through to treatment and beyond.
The Jennings Ford Direct dealership sells quality approved cars, which have been delivered direct from the manufacturer, in addition to catering for customers aftersales needs with a service, MOT and parts department on site.
For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Direct, call into the Newcastle Road dealership, contact 0333 414 9750.
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