We are pleased to announce that we helped to raise £200 for the charity, FMA UK, during a fundraising evening organised by Bethan Williamson.
FMA UK offers information and resources to people who are affected by fibromyalgia, which is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. Bethan decided to host the fundraising evening as her Nana suffers from fibromyalgia.
Richard Renshaw, our Digital Sales Executive at Newport Retail Park and Jamie Thomas, our Hyundai Salesman, took along six of our cars to the charity event on Saturday, April 25 at Newport Cricket Club to be auctioned off for people to win for a weekend.
We were delighted we could help Bethan with the event. As well as providing the cars to be auctioned off we also bid on items in the auction and the total amount we raised for the charity was £200.
We also managed to come away with a few prizes by placing bids including a Polaroid camera, Kurio 7 tablet and a Bush tablet.
The winners of the car auction include:
- Karen Busson will be getting an Hyundai I30 for the weekend
- Nick Aston a Kia Sportage
- Callum Howie a Fiat 500X
- Heather Baldwin a Kia Sorento
- David Bunney a Hyundai I20
- Peter Evans the Fiat Panda Cross.
Bethan said: “Wessex Garages in Newport kindly donated six vehicles for weekend hire in support of my charity night to raise money for FMA UK. I’m overwhelmed and extremely grateful to Wessex Garages in particular to Jamie and Richard for all of their kindness and hard work. Thank you.”
FMA UK is a registered charity administered by unpaid volunteers. The majority of volunteers are also fibromyalgia sufferers. It was established in order to provide information and support to sufferers and their families. In addition, FMA UK also provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline.