Swindon’s Mercedes-Benz Vans and Trucks Dealership, Rygor Commercials has raised in excess of £24,000 for its 2017 employee-nominated Charities of the Year.
Rygor’s Charities of the Year initiative was set up to enable the company’s team members to nominate and vote to support charities which “benefit some of the local communities.”
The firm has been fundraising for James Hopkins Trust, Dorothy House Hospice Care and Bath Cats & Dogs Home over the past year, with a variety of events such as physical challenges, quiz nights, Christmas tree collections, selection box donations and a masked ball. Additionally, some team members also completed The Three Peaks Challenge.
Tim Stacey, managing director for Rygor, said: “It has been fantastic to have been able to focus our company’s fundraising on three such special causes over the past year. It is always a proud moment to see our team come together to give back to the local community and I want to thank everyone who has helped us achieve such a brilliant fundraising amount.”
Rygor divided the funds raised equally among its chosen charities, donating a total of £8,055 to each of them.
Rachel Jones, head of fundraising and communications at Bath Cats & Dogs Home, said that the partnership with Rygor had been “a highlight” of the last 18 months.
Henrietta Beard, corporate fundraiser at Dorothy House Hospice Care, explained: “The outstanding amount raised for Dorothy House Hospice Care over the past 18 months has been as a result of a huge team effort from the enthusiastic and dynamic staff at Rygor.
“Their energy and willingness to step up to the plate in a wide variety of ways in order to raise a superb £8,055 for the charity has been very special and I applaud them for all their hard work. I know that the work of Dorothy House is close to many of their hearts and this sum will help us to continue to deliver excellence in end of life care that is free of charge.”
Sarah James, head of fundraising at James Hopkins Trust, added: “We are overwhelmed that the thoughtful, committed team from Rygor has changed our world. They truly have made a difference to our cause.”
Pictured above: Henrietta Beard from Dorothy House and Rygor MD Tim Stacey