£1,500 raised for kids charity

A Romford retailer has helped raise £1,500 for a local children’s charity by running a competition to win a car.

Inchcape Volkswagen in Romford supported the Metropolitan Mounted Police’s community disco, to raise funds for the Giving Kids a Break charity.

The retailer on Colchester Road ran a roll a dice competition to win a brand new Volkswagen BlueMotion Polo. All party goers had to do was roll seven sixes to drive away in the vehicle. 

Giving Kids a Break provides a holiday to 30 boys and 30 girls, aged between 8 and 11 from all ethnicities, the aim being to let ‘children be children’ and give them a break from day to day life.

The children that are selected by Giving Kids a Break have often suffered abuse both physical and sexual at the hands of their parents/carers or they suffer from poverty or have to perform the role of the carer in the household.

The charity gives disadvantaged children a chance to get away from it all and try new activities such as rock climbing and archery.

The children that are taken on holiday have been nominated by schools, social services departments and Police Child Protection Teams from London Boroughs of Havering, Newham and Barking and Dagenham

Inchcape Volkswagen brand manager, Richard Taylor, said: “It was great to support the disco. Unfortunately nobody was lucky enough to win the car but one person came very close by rolling six, sixes.

“Never-the- less the competition was very successful as raising vital funds.”

Event organiser, Clair Evans from the MET Police said: “We’re grateful for the support from Inchcape Volkswagen. The roll-a-dice competition healthily boosted the overall total for the night.

“The money will go towards giving local disadvantaged children a relaxing holiday.”