Car dealership raises £45,000 to help cancer sufferers

Staff at Town Centre Citroen, Ferryboat Lane, Sunderland celebrate raising oevr �45,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Pictured are fundraiser Liz Airey of Macmillan and Chris Sopp Dealership Principle
Staff at Town Centre Citroen, Ferryboat Lane, Sunderland celebrate raising oevr �45,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Pictured are fundraiser Liz Airey of Macmillan and Chris Sopp Dealership Principle
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FUND-RAISERS have given thanks to a Wearside car dealership which has gone the extra mile to bring in cash for a cancer charity.

Town Centre Citroen have not only donated £10 for every car they sold to Macmillan Cancer Support, but also took part in World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and raised more than £1,000 for Go Sober In October.

Along with all their staff fund-raising, they have now raised a staggering £45,830.23 for people affected by the illness.

This support means Macmillan can continue and develop more services in Sunderland.

The organisations funds the Macmillan Cancer Information Support Centre, specialist nurses, counselling services, benefits advisors and many more medical professionals within the area.

Chris Sopp, principal dealer at Town Centre Citroen, in Ferryboat Lane, North Hylton, said: “In 2011 we set ourselves a target to raise £5,000 for Macmillan, but through our car donation scheme, the generosity of our customers and the enthusiasm of our staff we are absolutely delighted to have raised such a massive amount.

“We intend to continue our car donation scheme and events throughout 2015”

Liz Airey, fund-raising manager for Macmillan said: “Macmillan is only able to support local people affected by cancer with the support of Car dealerships like Town Centre Citroen and I would like to personally thank Chris and all the staff who have helped to raise such a fantastic amount to help people affected by cancer.”

“People sometimes think of Macmillan as just a national charity, but for our local fund-raising and service teams, our only priority is raising money in Wearside, and continuing work with partners locally to give local people the best cancer care possible.

Liz continues; “Ninety-eight per cent of Macmillan’s income is from public donations.

“Every day a staggering 42 people will hear the devastating news they have cancer.

“This will see the North East population of people living with cancer nearly double between 2010 and 2030.”