A major car retailer has built links with the local community by helping a five-year-old leukaemia patient fulfil her dreams.
Kings Lynn Volkswagen donated £200 towards the costs of Chloe’s Dream Charity Ball which took place at Marshland High School two weeks ago.
The charity ball was the latest event in aid of Chloe’s Dream Appeal, which has been working to raise funds to send five-year old Chloe Chaplin and her family to Disneyland Florida.
Brand Manager Austin Seales said the company was delighted to support the event and help to raise money for the great cause.
“The local community is very important to us and when we hear of heart-breaking situations like this, we want to get involved and help in any way we can.
“We’re glad to be able to give money to a great local cause like Chloe’s Dream. Chloe is such a brave little girl, and if the charity ball put a smile back on her face then it was all worth it,” Austin said.
Kings Lynn Volkswagen also provided a Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet for a weekend as a raffle prize at the event.
Austin added: “The Golf Cabriolet is a fantastic car. I can see why so many people got involved in the raffle. It’s a great prize to win for a weekend.”
The charity ball raised over £4,500 through donations, raffles and competitions, enabling Chloe to fulfil her dream of visiting Disneyland in Florida. The remaining funds will help to buy toys for the children’s ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, where Chloe goes for regular treatments.
John Fleet, the event organiser and owner of the local Spar shop, said he was overwhelmed with the turnout.
“The event was a huge success. It was heart-warming to see so many local businesses rally together to raise money for such a great young girl and a fantastic cause.
“We would like to thank Kings Lynn Volkswagen and all of the other businesses who got involved for their tremendous support and we hope they had lots of fun at Chloe’s Charity Ball.”