Whizz-Kidz Fundraising successes from every corner of the company

Jardine Motors Group dealerships have taken part in over 200 events and activities to raise funds for our charitable partner, Whizz-Kidz, during 2014. The final figure for the year of 2014 has been announced, an impressive £258,559 has been raised during the first year of its Corporate Charity Partnership.

The impressive total was achieved through a wide variety of individual, dealership and company sponsored events including ‘Go Green Day’s to launch the partnership, dinner dances, sporting events and even a casino night. In addition a fully restored 1982 Porsche 911 SC was auctioned and raised £52,000 alone at the Lancaster Whizz-Kidz Charity Ball.

Whizz-Kidz* - Jardine Motors Group Charity Partnership

Jardine Motors Group formed a charity partnership with Whizz-Kidz at the beginning of 2014. Whizz-Kidz is a UK based charity dedicated to transforming the lives of disabled children by providing the vital equipment and life skills they need to reach their full potential.

At Jardine Motors Group we recognise that good business practice means having a social purpose as well as a business one. We operate across a number of locations in the UK and have a responsibility to the local communities in these areas. Through our partnership with Whizz-Kidz we will be able to help the lives of disabled children in these areas and beyond.

The YouTube clip below explains a little more about the Whizz-Kidz charity and why we feel the partnership is right for us.

Why Whizz-Kidz?

Jardine Motors Group and Whizz-Kidz are a natural fit with our organisations sharing many values and a common purpose: providing mobility. At Jardine Motors Group we provide and service vehicles to help our customers stay mobile, achieving freedom and independence. The help that we can give Whizz-Kidz will enable them to directly improve the mobility, freedom and independence of disabled children.

How will we help?

Jardine Motors Group will be helping Whizz-Kidz in a number of ways; initially we will conduct staff fundraising throughout our dealerships and provide work experience placements for disabled youngsters. As the partnership develops, we will add further joint initiatives intended to help disabled youngsters lead the same life as any other child. Throughout the UK our staff are fully engaged and can't wait to get involved, they are motivated by the knowledge that they can make a real difference to these young people's lives.

To get our partnership started Jardine Motors Group have donated a Van to Whizz-Kidz to help transport disabled children and their equipment.

Wendy Williamson, Franchise Fleet Sales Manager at Jardine Motors Group hands over the van to Jonathan Richards, Field Engineer and Joanne Dunsford, Director of Fundraising at Whizz-Kidz.

Commenting on the donation, Joanne Dunsford said;

'We are incredibly grateful for Jardine's support which will transform the lives of disabled children and young people across the UK. Our fantastic new mobility van will make a tangible difference immediately – helping us to provide young people with their independence and freedom - at their convenience.

'Over the next three years we hope to raise enough to provide 75 kids with the right mobility equipment and training to fit their young lives – giving them the chance of a childhood and the opportunity to reach their potential. From all of us at Whizz-Kidz, thank you so much. We can't wait to get started together.'

To find out more about Whizz-Kidz and how they help the lives of disabled youngsters please click here.

*Whizz-Kidz is the working name of The Movement for Non-Mobile Children. Registered charity in England and Wales (No. 802872). Charity registered in Scotland (No. SC042607).