A car dealership is giving support to a nearby hospice after hearing of its work from a customer.
Central Skoda in Tyburn Road, Erdington will be supporting the League of Friends of the John Taylor Hospice in Erdington – thanks to one of their salesmen who offered to donate part of his earnings.
Managing director of Central Skoda, Mike Byrne, who lives in Sutton Coldfield said: “Our decision to support the Hospice began after Ray Woods, marketing and fundraising officer for the League of Friends of the Hospice bought a car from us earlier this year. Ray used the opportunity to tell us about the work of the hospice.
“When Ray came to see us again recently to find a car for his wife, Aaron Cooper from our sales team offered to donate his commission to support the hospice and we have agreed to match the amount involved.
“We like to support local good causes as our way of thanking the community for their support for us – and the hospice is only three or four minutes away from our showroom. The hospice also covers Sutton Coldfield where I and number of our staff live so it is a natural choice.”
Ray Woods of the League of Friends of the Hospice said: “My wife hasn’t been well recently and the car was a surprise for her when she came back from seeing our son in Germany. I was really taken aback when Aaron offered to donate his commission – and delighted when Mike Byrne said the company would like to get involved.”
Central Skoda on the Tyburn Road in Erdington can be contacted via their website at www.centralskoda.co.uk or by calling 0121 382 0077
The League of Friends welcomes help and support and can be contacted via their web site at www.johntaylorhospicelof.org.uk. Or by calling 0800 781 1898.