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Bristol Street Motors plays Santa for Worcestershire hospital charity


Bristol Street Motors Worcester Ford and Citroen have joined forces with Worcestershire Acute Hospital Charity to ensure a ‘sweet’ Christmas for children across the county.

As part of their ongoing support for the charity, 100 selection boxes were handed over by Father Christmas, aka Sales Executive Andrew Howl.

The Cosgrove Close dealerships have donated raffle prizes and plan a major fundraising challenge for Spring 2022, when a team of colleagues will tackle the gruelling terrain of the 31-mile Worcestershire Way.

All the money raised through donations and fundraising is invested in the staff, patients, and services of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust. The Trust manages three local hospitals – the Alexandra in Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester – as well as providing a range of healthcare services from other sites across the county.

Johnny Best, General Manager at Bristol Street Motors Worcester Ford and Citroen, said: “There can’t be many of our staff or customers who haven’t used the services of one of the local hospitals, so we are proud to support the charity, which in turn supports the hospitals.

“Andrew was a worthy stand in for the real Father Christmas, who is obviously very busy at this time of year, and we all hope that the chocolate brings a smile to the children’s faces.

“We’ve planned further events to take place next year, including the Worcestershire Way walk, to raise as much money as we possibly can.”

Nicky Langford, Community Fundraising Officer for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity, said: “We were thrilled when we were approached by Bristol Street Motors to form a partnership and we’ve had some fantastic discussions with them about how we will work together.

“The team at Cosgrove Close has some wonderful ideas and plans for 2022 and we are so excited for what’s to come. We are extremely grateful for the donation of 100 selection boxes to bring some festive cheer to our poorly children”.

Pic caption: Father Christmas, aka Sales Executive Andrew Howl and paramedic Tamie Evans



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Vertu Motors plc is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 156 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors plc was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector. It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group. The Group’s acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 152 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 120 locations across the UK.

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Father Christmas, aka Sales Executive Andrew Howl and paramedic Tamie Evans
Father Christmas, aka Sales Executive Andrew Howl and paramedic Tamie Evans
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