The sky's the limit for Motorpoint Burnley team fundraising efforts for MIND

08 August 2019 Press Release

A four-strong team from Motorpoint Burnley overcame their fear of heights to take part in tandem skydives over Lancashire.

The intrepid quartet of Dean Bluer, Amanda Scott, Craig Taylor and Lewis Vickers travelled to the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Lancaster earlier this month to throw themselves out of a plane at 15,000 feet – the highest in the UK - to raise money for Lancashire MIND. They reached speeds of around 120mph during their 10,000 foot freefall. Their heroics raised £2,042 in total for the popular charity.

Motorpoint Burnley, which has been based on Rosegrove Lane for almost 20 years, adopted Lancashire MIND as our charitable partner last year. Since then we have undertaken a variety of fundraising activities including participating in the annual Mental Elf Run in December together with the recent Burnley 10K. Plus, we are currently looking at other ingenious ways of fundraising in 2019.

“We can’t thank people enough for helping us raise so much money for Lancashire MIND,” said Cliff Graham, General Manager of Motorpoint Burnley. “Lancashire MIND do a wonderful job promoting mental well being and its fantastic to see the team at Motorpoint do something so amazing like a skydive in support of them.” 

Fabienne Clough, Fundraising Coordinator at Lancashire MIND, added: “We are extremely grateful to the fearless foursome for their efforts. Your support, and the support of Motorpoint Burnley as a whole, will go a long way towards helping us create a happier Lancashire for everyone living and working here.”

Motorpoint Burnley has over 500 new and nearly new low mileage cars from 30 different manufacturers with access to a further 7,000 cars in group stock backed by the Motorpoint Price Pledge. Launched last year, we will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of your order if you find the same car from a competitor. As an added bonus, we will also give you £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend!