Motorpoint partners with Cash for Kids for Mission Christmas

14 November 2018 Press Release Blog

Motorpoint has been a long-standing supporter of Cash for Kids, the charity behind Mission Christmas.

““We look forward to bringing some Christmas magic to the lives of young children in South Yorkshire who are at risk of waking up to nothing on Christmas Day””

To celebrate becoming one of the largest official Mission Christmas drop-off points in Sheffield, Motorpoint has built a spectacular 18ft Christmas tree inside its showroom. The festive fir can be seen on Sheffield Business Park, where visitors can place their gifts over the coming weeks as part of our charity drive.

 “We’re absolutely thrilled to have teamed up with our charitable partner Cash for Kids to support their Mission Christmas campaign,” explained Chris Goodison, General Manager of Motorpoint Sheffield. “We look forward to bringing some Christmas magic to the lives of young children in South Yorkshire who are at risk of waking up to nothing on Christmas Day.”

Mission Christmas is South Yorkshire’s largest annual Christmas toy appeal. It generates thousands of new and unwrapped gifts for disadvantaged children between the ages of 0-18. One in four children in South Yorkshire lives in poverty. Dig a little deeper and in Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield the number rises to one in three*. As it stands, 12,635 children need gifts this Christmas but the team expect the figure to rise to over 25,000.

Mission Christmas is the largest gift appeal in the UK and has grown 40% in the last three years. After helping 25,244 children during Mission Christmas 2017, they are hoping to see a small growth this year. It’s why the whole Motorpoint team is behind the donation drive, with branches across the UK and the head office contributing to the cause.

For even more festive feeling, everyone who comes down to the branch on Europa Link from now until December 19th will also get a chance to tell us their Christmas Wish and with it, potentially win £1,000.

For your chance to win, just pop along to Motorpoint Sheffield and post your wish in the Christmas Wish box. The branch is open seven days a week, including until 8pm weekdays, so people are welcome anytime. The winner will be announced on December 20th live on air on the Hallam FM Breakfast Show by Big John.

Motorpoint opened its branch in Sheffield in April 2017 after a multi-million-pound investment in the seven-acre site. It stocks over 500 low mileage nearly new cars from over 30 different manufacturers, all of them available to buy and drive away on the same day.

 

*Source: End Child Poverty stats Jan 2018.

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Motorpoint is proud to work with Cash for Kids. For more info on the work they do, please visit http://www.cashforkids.uk.com/.