A talented five-year-old dancer performed a ceremonial ribbon-cutting last week as Motorpoint – the UK’s largest independent retailer of nearly new cars and vans –strengthened its growing nationwide network with the official opening of its new store in Edinburgh.
Young Highland dancer Rosie did the honours after performing with fellow dancers from the Dunedin Dance Academy at an event celebrating the opening of the brand’s second retail outlet in Scotland and its 18th in the UK.
As well as dance performances, Motorpoint Edinburgh, which is located on Baileyfield Road in Portobello, also hosted a ‘live’ art installation with acclaimed grime artist Ruddy Muddy. Throughout the day, he created a stunning image of the world-famous Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Bobby in the mud on the side of a Mercedes Benz Vito van.
Visitors to the store were also treated to a stirring musical treat with a performance of piping from the Pipers of Edinburgh, while the store also announced that St Columba’s Hospice Care in Edinburgh is their nominated charity partner for the year.
Richard Start, Regional Retail Director at Motorpoint Edinburgh said: “We were delighted to be able to mark the opening of our latest store in such an inspirational and cultural way and having Rosie perform the ribbon-cutting made it extra special”.
“The whole official opening event had a fabulous family feel and it was a joy to have the dancers from the Dunedin Dance Academy, grime van artist Ruddy Muddy, the Pipers of Edinburgh and Paw Patrol with us to provide some great entertainment for our customers.”
Richard added: “Despite a nationwide shortage of new and nearly new vehicles we have been able to ensure that Motorpoint Edinburgh has the widest possible range of the makes and models that local motorists want the most and all are available to drive away the same day”.
“Motorpoint Edinburgh is also proud to be bring the brand’s ‘never beaten on price’ promise to the city, helping to deliver market-leading value for car buyers at a time when every penny counts.”
Motorpoint Edinburgh has partnered with a charity called St Columba’s Hospice Care. Amanda Southey, Corporate Development Manager of St Columba’s Hospice Care, said “St Columba’s Hospice Care has been providing hospice and end-of-life care for people with incurable illnesses along with providing family support since 1977, serving the community in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Apart from providing inpatient and community care St Columba’s offer a wide range of support services that help patients manage every aspect of their illness. The purpose of the Hospice is to offer care to patients irrespective of their diagnosis and encompass any advanced life limiting disease, both cancer and non-cancer.
St Columba’s are an independent Scottish charity with a fully integrated team of professional and administrative staff, supported by approximately 650 volunteers who are involved in all departments throughout the Hospice and Hospice shops.
Through the generosity of our Corporate Charity Partnership’s all sums raised will make a noticeable difference to St Columba’s Hospice Care. So whatever fundraising is undertaken by Motorpoint Edinburgh it will benefit the lives of many families in our local communities.”
Find out more about Motorpoint Edinburgh here.