Lloyd Colne Raise Thousands for Pendleside Hospice
Following four months of fundraising efforts, the team at Lloyd Colne have raised over £3,000 for Pendleside Hospice as part of the charity’s annual Corporate Challenge!
Hosted at our partners Crow Wood Hotel & Spa, the Corporate Challenge culminated in the Pendleside Corporate Challenge Awards, where challengers could win any of the 13 awards up for grabs, as well as enjoy a three-course meal and take part in a charity raffle and auction.
Lloyd Colne BMW and MINI were nominated for the Large Business of the Year Award, with our Digital Merchandiser Luckie-Rae Pepper being nominated for the Rising Star Award by Customer Relations Manager Faye Hartley, which celebrates those who have “shown enthusiasm and commitment towards Corporate Challenge”.
Pendleside Hospice also nominated Luckie for the Digital Marketing Award, on account of the video coverage she has provided for their fundraising event and services on a voluntary basis.
Luckie said, “As this was our first year taking part in the Challenge, we were not expecting to win any of the awards, which is why it was such a surprise when my name was read out as a nominee for the Digital Marketing Award. Faye hadn’t told me she’d nominated me for the Rising Star Award, and neither Faye nor myself knew that the Hospice themselves had nominated me for the Digital Marketing Award. It was so unexpected and extremely touching! I’m so proud to have won, and even prouder still of the hard work that the entire dealership - and Faye especially - have put into making our inaugural Corporate Challenge experience such a success.”
The Lloyd Colne Team spent 4 months fundraising for Pendleside Hospice in a diverse range of ways. Through Pendleside’s Pub Walk and Memories on the Lake events, the dealership generated £1,353.50 of donations, while the annual Supercar Sunday hosted at Shackelton’s Home and Garden Centre raised £1,002.10 over the course of a two-hour event.
At the yearly customer Golf Day, £744.20 was raised via an auction, with prizes including items donated by our partners at Shackleton’s.
Targeting colleagues with a sweet tooth, the team also raised £208.29 across two wildly successful baking events.
Combined with funds raised from competitions hosted at events such as the Yorkshire Dales Food & Drinks Festival, charity collection efforts held outside of Turf Moor during a Burnley Football Club home game, and other miscellaneous donations from staff and generous customers, overall Lloyd Colne BMW & MINI raised £3,371.29.
Pendleside Hospice has a profound impact of the local community, helping those experiencing life limiting illnesses, mental health struggles, bereavement, life-altering medical conditions, and more. The Hospice costs approximately £5.5 million per annum to serve the community, with 22% of these costs being covered by the NHS and the rest funded by the community. Overall, the Corporate Challenge generated £167,926.74, thanks to the combined efforts of over 30 local businesses.