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Garage seeks new charity to support after backing lifesavers

Lifesavers on motorcycles have been given a financial boost by Station Garage at Broadbridge Heath.

And now the garage is seeking nominations for its next charity year.

In 2016 the garage fund raising team achieved more than £4,500 for its charity of the year, which is SERV Sussex.

Emergency rider volunteers provide night time transportation of blood, blood products and other urgent medical items for NHS hospitals across the county.

Throughout 2016 the family-run Skoda dealership undertook a number of fundraising activities to raise money for SERV Sussex. Activities included a £1 donation for every MOT the garage completed, and a team bake sale held at The Forum in Horsham.

A charity skydive saw Paul Garner, Holly Salmon and Colin Leitch jump from 15,000 ft, the highest possible altitude to parachute from in the UK, and there were other events.

Station Garage is now inviting Sussex residents to nominate any community groups, charities or schools they feel could benefit from fundraising support as the dealership launches its 2017 Charity of the Year campaign.

To nominate a charity or community project email events@stationgarage.skoda.co.uk with details of the charity, a contact name and telephone number and why the charity should be chosen. Any charity or community project can be nominated as long as they are registered with the charity commission and operate within the local Horsham area.

James Thorpe, Dealer Principal at Station Garage, said: “We’re thrilled with how much we’ve been able to raise for SERV Sussex. The charity provides a vital service in our region and helps save thousands of lives each year. I’m really looking forward to helping another local charity this year and highly encourage as many community groups, schools or charities to put themselves forward. Our team is ready and motivated to help raise vital funds for a deserving cause in 2017.”

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