Wingrove Motor Company and St Oswald’s Hospice are Better Together

We are delighted to welcome the region’s largest family-owned car dealership group, Wingrove Motor Company as the latest member of our Better Together Business Club.

We set up the Better Together Business Club as a low-cost way for regional firms to support the vital work of our hospice nursing staff, with membership fees and funds raised by members contributing to the cost of nurses salaries.

As well as a standard monthly membership fee of just £20 per company, members can take part in their own fundraising activities and events in support of the hospice, throughout the year. As their fundraising total grows, companies can move from a basic Member to a Champion and eventually, an All Star.

Wingrove Motor Company has joined Miller Homes, ScS Group, and Northern Bear by becoming a member of the Club’s All Star tier, which includes companies that have contributed more than £3,000 to the Hospice throughout the year.

Wingrove has already made an Electric Citroen EC4 available to St Oswald’s to enable the nurses and support workers who are delivering its hospice outreach service for children and young adults with complex medical needs to travel around the region more easily and sustainably

The new nurse-led service delivers home care packages for children and young adults up to the age of 25, with service users and their families benefiting from individualised, specialist care in familiar surroundings. The service covers an area from Northumberland to Teesside, and aims to give families more quality time together by delivering the required specialist care in their homes.

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Jane Hogan, head of fundraising at St Oswald’s Hospice, said:

“The Better Together Business Club is a way for us to make the support we get from regional businesses more tangible, to thank them for their support and to help them to share details of their great contribution with their staff, customers and other stakeholders.

“We’ve had a fantastic response from lots of North East companies since we launched the Club, and we’d love to see even more signing up through 2024.

“Wingrove Motor Company is already making a substantial contribution to our work with children and young people, and it’s fantastic to see this support now being increased.”

Wingrove Motor Company operates the official North East franchises for global brands Citroën, Peugeot and DS, and employs around 85 people across its Silverlink, Newcastle West Road and Cramlington dealerships and service centres.

Managing director Josh Parker commented: “The dedication, compassion and expertise of the St Oswald’s Hospice nursing team makes the situations of hundreds of North East families more comfortable and manageable at the times that they need it most.

“The Better Together Business Club is a great way of contributing to what they do and we’re proud to count ourselves among the growing number of North East companies that are actively supporting St Oswald’s invaluable work.”

Better Together Business Club

Your company + St Oswald’s = perfect partners in the business of care.

The money that Wingrove and their fellow members raise each year will allow our nurses to continue doing what they do best – supporting North East families through difficult times.

Our aim is to grow our Business Club so that in time, our members will fully fund two hospice nurses every year. At just £20 per month plus VAT and with no minimum membership period, even the smallest of companies can be involved.

As a member, you’ll be in great company. We work with businesses of all sizes across the region and together, we love to collaborate, innovate, and change lives for the better.

Want to be part of something amazing? Find out more here or get in touch here.

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