Car retailer hopes to raise hundreds for Macmillan

A Cirencester business is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds at an event celebrating 100 years of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Northfield Volkswagen will be supporting a Family Fun Day this Sunday (17 July) at Cirencester Rugby Club to celebrate the charity’s centenary and raise funds for cancer patients and their families living in Gloucestershire.

The fundraising activity will centre around a competition to guess the number of balloons in a Volkswagen Scirocco.

Each guess will cost 50p with all proceeds going to Macmillan and the lucky person with the closest guess will win use of a Volkswagen Scirocco for a weekend.

Ann Webley, vice chairman for the Cirencester committee of Macmillan cancer support, said: “The support of local individuals and businesses, like Northfield Volkswagen, has been overwhelming and the event is set to be a great way to mark a century of Macmillan in Gloucestershire.

“We’re hoping hundreds of people will come along and enjoy the attractions including a circus workshop, African drummer, bouncy castle and sumo wrestling.

“The competition organised by Northfield Volkswagen is set to help raise vital funds for Macmillan to help people in the Gloucestershire area whose lives have been affected by cancer.

“The Northfield team have been very enthusiastic about helping with the event and the committee really appreciates their time and fundraising efforts.”

Northfield Volkswagen’s brand manager, Mark Foulston, said: “This is a great opportunity for the business to help raise awareness and money a worthy cause.

“We hope that the day is a huge success and lots of money is raised to support the vital work done by Macmillan.”