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Imperial Commercials launches tip top fundraising idea

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Jan 18th, 2019.

A national commercial vehicle dealership has introduced an original way to raise funds for Nightingale House Hospice.

Imperial Commercials in Rhostyllen, Wrexham have branded one of their tipper trucks with the hospice logo on the side to raise money and build awareness. When a potential customer wants to test drive it they will be asked to make a donation to the Hospice.

Stuart Cornish, Imperial Commercials, Regional Truck Sales Manager explains: “My Grandad was a patient at the hospice and I have seen first-hand the wonderful care given. As a business we want to help raise the funds the hospice needs to keep going.

“We will be asking customers to make a voluntary donation to utilise one of our two demonstration vehicles which are generally used to promote sales of our trucks in the North Wales and North West areas. We have one DAF CF450 FAD 8×4 Tipper (pictured) and one XF480 FTG Tractor Unit. The vehicles have a variety of uses and are used primarily in the construction industry for moving raw materials such as stone and sand.

“We have set up a Just Giving page and customers also have the option to text a donation. We really hope our customers will take the opportunity to back this initiative for such a worthwhile cause.”

Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke is branded on the other side of the vehicle and will benefit from demonstrations in that area.

Thanking the company, Debbie Barton, Hospice Corporate Partnerships Manager said: “Not only will this new initiative raise much needed funds, but it will at the same time raise awareness about the Hospice as the vehicle is driven around the area. The money raised will help us in our work providing care, comfort and support to local people and their families with life-threatening or life-limiting illness.”

Staff, volunteers and patients had an opportunity to see the truck first hand when Stuart drove it to the hospice.

The Just Giving page can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stuart-Cornish1 and supporters can make a donation by texting ICNH90 to 70070.

Top pic: Stuart Cornish of Imperial Commercials (third from right) was greeted at Nightingale House by staff and volunteers who were excited to see the branded truck.

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