Motorpoint Ice Skating raises money for Prince of Wales Hospice

14 January 2019 Press Release

Castleford ice skaters have helped Motorpoint to raise over £2,650 for the Prince of Wales Hospice.

We teamed with the Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract between Christmas and New Year to build a special charity ice skating rink at our five-acre branch near J32 Outlet Centre and Xscape.

The public didn’t hesitate to get their skates on and come to Motorpoint. Over 1,400 people from as far afield as Bradford took to the ice over three days in West Yorkshire. Rugby league fans were also treated to a special Selection Box Treasure Hunt with the Castleford Tigers players. Peter Mata’utia, Alex Foster and Will Maher all joined in to help us raise money.  A total of £2,685 has been raised for the Hospice through donations from members of the public. It is enough to pay for the running of an in care bedroom for one week.

Motorpoint is a long-standing supporter of the Prince of Wales Hospice. Founded in 1989, it has provided palliative care and support to patients from the Five Towns with life-limiting illnesses from its base at Halfpenny Lane in Pontefract. To date, Motorpoint has raised close to £20,000 for the charity through its fundraising activities.

Mick Martin-Roebuck, General Manager of Motorpoint Castleford, said: “It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves between Christmas and New Year on our Ice Rink. Not only that but together we raised over £2,650 for the Prince of Wales Hospice through the event which is incredible.” 

Tracey Mearns, Partnership Development Coordinator at the Prince of Wales Hospice, added: “What a fun filled three days we had and it’s great to see fundraising events such as these as they make such a difference to the care and support we are able to provide our patients and their families. 

“Massive thanks to the Motorpoint Castleford team for hosting and sponsoring, Castleford Tigers, local businesses that attended with stalls, the musicians who entertained visitors, our amazing Hospice volunteers and, of course, all the families that visited and donated, as the fantastic amount raised is enough to run an in care bedroom for one week!”

Motorpoint Castleford is based on Whistler Drive. A short drive from J32 of the M62, the branch officially opened in April 2016 after a multi-million-pound investment on the former Glasshoughton Colliery. The five-acre branch stocks over 500 low mileage used cars from over 30 different manufacturers. They are all available to drive away same day Plus, our prices are backed by the recently launched Price Pledge. Launched in November 2018, we will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their order if you find a like for like car from a competitor. As an added bonus, you will receive £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend.

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Motorpoint is proud to work with Prince of Wales Hospice. For more info on the work they do, please visit https://www.pwh.org.uk/.