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Charity efforts boost funds for hospice

A group of Canterbury workers have handed over a cheque for charity by completing a running challenge and hosting a ‘Ladies Night’.  

Caring workers from EuroCanterbury Volkswagen have raised £600 for Pilgrims Hospices.

The running challenge saw the motor group staff complete The 50 Mile Challenge at Marshside Fishery.  The motoring staff split themselves into two teams and each took it in turns to run laps to complete 50 miles in 8 hours, 59 minutes.

The Ladies Night saw EuroCanterbury Volkswagen donate £2 to Pilgrims Hospices for every lady that attended and saw women leave with practical motoring knowledge and self-defence skills.

“The three of us enjoyed the evening and we look forward to the next one-boys beware” added a customer who attended on the night.

The £250 raised on the evening will be added to the growing total of £350 from 13 employees running a total of 50 miles between them.

Experienced recreational runner and service manager, David Bryen, who impressively completed a marathon distance of 26 miles for his team said: “It was great to take part in The 50 Mile Challenge. Although exhausted everyone had a great run and we were very pleased to raise awareness for a worthy cause.”

Deborah Kellond, regional fundraising manager for Pilgrims Hospices said: “EuroCanterbury are fantastic supporters of Pilgrims Hospices with all their fund raising efforts.

“Last month they very kindly got the Canterbury Ladies, the hockey team they sponsor, involved in our moonlight walk.”

EuroCanterbury Volkswagen’s sales manager, Chris Evans concluded: “We hope to continue fund raising for Pilgrims Hospices in the future and incorporating this with fun events for staff and customers.”