A N award-winning Kia dealership has shared its success with the community by handing over thousands of pounds to charities. In its first money generating move, Ken Jervis Kia set itself a target of selling 1,000 cars this year, a record for the Cobridge Road dealership, with £1 being donated for each sale to be shared between the Donna Louise Children’s Trust and the Douglas Macmillan hospice which have both received a cheque for £500.
In a separate find-raising initiative a further a total of £1,067 was donated to the University Hospital of Staffordshire Trust, with the sum being split between the neonatal unit and Cheethams Children’s Centre. The money was raised by the dealership’s customers during a event this summer, which included an X Factor-style competition.
And a ‘Wear it pink’ day in support of the Breast Cancer Campaign has become a fixed date in the business’s calendar and the dealership donated £5 for every customer who walked through the door dressed in pink. Staff also set up a number of raffles and competitions on the day, raising a total of £267.31 for the charity.
Between the four initiatives Ken Jervis Kia has raised more than £2,300 this year. David Norwood, managing director, says “The whole team at Ken Jervis Kia is delighted to be able to contribute to the work of these four very worthy causes.”