Latest News | 28 June 2022

Car dealer helps raise charity cash

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Ron Brooks Toyota has helped with a charity driving challenge, which has raised money for the Air Ambulance Service.

Local truck drivers Lee Belfield and Paul Ewing recently drove approximately 2,000 miles from Erewash to Benidorm to raise funds for the charity, with the aid of Neil Haynes, assistant sales manager at Ron Brooks.

The dealer donated a car for Lee and Paul to take on the challenge.

Funds were raised via a JustGiving web page for friends, family and the public to contribute.

The initial target was set at £1,000 but the amount raised kept growing and came to £1,670.

Lee said: “The job of an HGV driver may not seem that extraordinary, but when you are driving on the roads day in, day out, you quickly realise how dangerous the roads can be.

“I’ve seen too many serious accidents to know that time is against any person unfortunate enough to be injured in a traffic incident.

“The air ambulance is a crucial part of the emergency services that are not government-funded and therefore entirely relies on donations like yours to help them keep flying these life-saving missions.”

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