Car sales giant Peter Vardy backs The Yard disabled children's charity
A car dealership group, has raised over £100,000 in just two years for Edinburgh-based disabled children’s charity The Yard. They raised the money through a combination of matching customer donations and organising fundraising events.
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The Yard runs adventure playgrounds, as well as providing activities, support and respite, for disabled children and their families. They have centres in Edinburgh Dundee and Fife.
Peter Vardy car dealerships asked customers purchasing a car to donate £10, and then matched all these donations. Peter Vardy staff also took part in various activities and challenges organised by The Yard including The Forth Rail Bridge Abseil and Kiltwalk. They also helped the charity out with everything from painting fences and power washing to gardening and dressing up as elves for the Christmas party.
Peter Vardy said: “We had been long-time supporters of The Yard and the fantastic service they provided for children and young people and their families so when it came to choosing which charities to support for our 2019/20 One Child Programme, The Yard was a natural choice.
“Our teams in Edinburgh and Dundee were delighted to support such an amazing charity and threw themselves into raising additional funds with dealership events and volunteering. Giving back is a huge part of our business - our group purpose is ‘We Sell To Give’ and 10 per cent of our profits are donated annually. We are looking forward to continuing to support the amazing work of The Yard in the future.”
Jenny MacDonald, Director of Development at The Yard added, “We are exceptionally grateful for Peter Vardy’s support. As well as their financial contribution as a group, we would like to thank their extremely generous customers whose donations are making a real difference to families in need right on their doorstep.
“However, it’s not just about the money – we are truly humbled by the generosity and kindness shown by Peter Vardy staff throughout these last few years. They really have gone well beyond our expectations, donating hundreds of hours of staff time...They have made a tremendous difference to our everyday activities and the families we support.”
Information on how to donate or volunteer for The Yard can be found here: www.theyardscotland.org.uk