After announcing it’s 2018 Charities of the Year back in January, the team at Swindon’s Mercedes-Benz Vans and Trucks Dealer Group, Rygor Commercials, continued with its fundraising efforts this Easter.
The firm donated more than 70 Easter eggs for the children who use the facilities at Camp Mohawk – a multi-functional day centre in Berkshire for children with special needs.
More than 500 families regularly visit Camp Mohawk to experience fun days out and “create happy family memories,” so the donated Easter eggs helped the children and their siblings enjoy the Easter period.
In addition to Camp Mohawk, the Rygor team is fundraising for Shooting Star Chase and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Rygor’s Charities of the Year initiative was set up back in 2015 to enable the company’s team members to nominate and vote to support charities which benefit some of the communities local to the firm. Over the past few years, Rygor claims it has raised more than £30,000 for six local charities and looks forward to adding to that total, this year.
Earlier this year, the Rygor team held it’s ‘annual jeans day,’ followed by a quiz night held by the team at the company’s Westbury branch. Together these events raised more than £370 for Rygor’s 2018 Charities of the Year.
Annabel Hill, fundraiser at Camp Mohawk, said: “Many of our visiting families struggle to access mainstream events due to their children’s disabilities and being able to come to Camp Mohawk and take part in an Easter Egg Hunt makes them feel included in all the seasonal fun. Thanks to the Rygor staff for a superb response to the Easter Egg appeal.”
Tim Stacey, Rygor managing director, said: “It is exciting to see our fundraising for 2018 get underway and our team members getting involved. Over the next few months, we have many more events and activities planned, starting with a showroom cycle challenge in April, where our team members pedal throughout the day to raise funds for our charities. A huge thank you to all our team members who have already helped raise money or made Easter egg donations so far this year.”