CarShop Swindon, part of the UK-wide car supermarket Sytner Group, has raised £8,148 for The Salvation Army’s Booth House Lifehouse in Swindon – a centre which is dedicated to offering support to people experiencing homelessness.
CarShop Swindon also encourages the local community to get involved with its fundraising efforts through the Pink Coin Process. Through this scheme, the firm donates £1 for every car sold to charity – customers can decide whether they want this to go to The Salvation Army’s Booth House Lifehouse or the national charity – Global’s Make Some Noise.
CarShop Cares was launched in 2016 and is the official charity programme of CarShop. It aims to support both national and local charities that specifically provide support to children and young people in the UK.
CarShop employees have taken on their own fundraising efforts with CarShop’s support, as the company offers all its employees a paid day off on top on their annual leave to pursue charitable projects.
This year, CarShop employees have tackled marathons, quiz nights, tough mudders, parties and many more sponsored events and achievements in the name of raising cash for Global’s Make Some Noise and their local charities which include Swindon based STEP.
Leo Nelson, marketing and digital director for the Sytner Group Car Supermarket Division, said, “We’re extremely proud of what our staff at CarShop Swindon have achieved in fundraising for charity through the Pick Coin Process and colleague activities.”
Elizabeth Osborne, service manager at Booth House Lifehouse, added, “I would like to thank CarShop Swindon and its customers for their continuing support and generous donations which are very much appreciated by the residents and staff here at Booth House Lifehouse.
“It is heart-warming to know that the work we do here – where we support our residents to address the issues that led to them being without a home and help them make positive decisions about their futures – is held in such high regards by our local community.”