At Blade Group we're proud to support the Pied Piper Appeal in many of their annual activities. Not only were we one of the founder motor dealer Groups to support the annual Gloucestershire Motorshow, we also sponsor an annual Golf Tournament at Brickhampton Golf Course which consistently raises in excess of £1000 per year. Last year we aso held our inaugural Christmas Toy Appeal where we invited our staff and customers to donate a new toy to collection boxes in each of our dealerships. This campaign was hugely popular, generating in excess of £500 worth of toys which were greatly received at the Children's Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
For those who are not aware of The Pied Piper Appeal - the charity was started in 1992 to improve the lives of sick children in Gloucestershire. Initially created to fund a new children's hospital for the county, the Appeal now reaches out to help sick children from across Gloucestershire in many different ways.
The efforts of thousands of Pied Piper supporters have raised over £3 million to date. The funds have been used to build the new Children's Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, refurbish and revitalise the Battledown children's ward at Cheltenham General Hospital, purchase new equipment, enhance hospital environments and help individual children to make life at home easier with hoists and other equipment.
But the work cannot stop here and at Blade Group we are determined to carry on supporting the cause. Medical advances mean that new and specialised services are continually becoming available and should be offered to our local children. The money that our staff, suppliers and customers help us to raise will go a long way towards building a better future for children in sickness and pain across the county.
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