Hospice Isle of Man were delighted to accept the first donation from their new long-term partnership with local multi-brand car dealership, Jacksons Group, in support of Rebecca House Children’s Hospice in their 15th Anniversary year.
Liz Drummond, Director of Care and Patient Experience, expressed the Hospice teams delight with the amount raised.
“We can’t thank the Jacksons and Motor Mall teams enough for this fantastic effort in raising over £13,000 in just the first two months of our new long-standing partnership. This has really exceeded all our expectations and helps make an important contribution in our ongoing fundraising needs.
2022 marks 15 years of Rebecca house providing a home from home environment for all our children and their families. Over the last 15 years, we have truly seen the impact that Rebecca house has made on the lives of the children and families, whether that is through end of life care or providing respite care when it is needed most. As a charity we must raise significant funds each and every year, in excess of £5 million, to ensure that we can continue to support children and their families when they need it most.”
Operations Director of the Jacksons Group, Paul Kell, was joined by members of their Senior Management Team from Jacksons and Motor Mall for the first cheque handover.
“Rather than a one-off donation, we wanted to develop a longer term, sustainable relationship with Hospice that ensured ongoing funding hopefully for years to come. To do this, we have committed to a donation from every car we sell. We have also been giving our wonderful customers the opportunity to match our donation and their response has been amazing and has helped us exceed our own high expectations in how much we will be able to raise on an ongoing basis.
The impact Hospice makes on our community and the dedication of their exceptional team has been inspiring to me and our teams. We have seen first-hand just how hard Hospice have to work to maintain their fundraising in order to keep this essential service going for our island community. It was because of this we came up with the idea of an ongoing, sustainable way of raising money, month in, month out. This is something many local businesses could consider, and we would urge them to do so – a small donation from every sale with the option to invite their customers to contribute.”
Pictured L-R : Darren Moore, Head of Jacksons Isle of Man, Andrew Bibby Group Aftersales Director, Liz Drummond Director of Care and Patient Experience Hospice Isle of Man, David Cavanagh Head of Sales Motor Mall and Paul Kell, Group Operations Director of Jacksons Isle of Man.