Back in the Summer we were approached by local radio network, Global Radio - owners of Heart FM in Kent & Sussex. They were after a big favour to help promote their annual charity event 'Make Some Noise', which helps fund projects for local, lesser known children and young people's charities. Having worked with Global many times before, we were only too happy to help for such a great local cause.
Listeners were asked to text a donation to Heart FM's 'Make Some Noise' charity during August and September. One lucky winner was then chosen from Heart Kent and one from Heart Sussex. The prize was a brand new car!
JCB Group Managing Director, Jonathan Bischoff, had arranged for the donation of a bright red Volkswagen up! at our JCB Medway branch and a bright red ŠKODA Citigo at our Euro ŠKODA Worthing branch. Both great city cars that are both fun to drive and economical too.
The lucky winners were presented with their prizes by the presenters of the Heart FM Breakfast shows in each location. Both winners were truly delighted and surprised by their wins. Robert, winner of the VW up! had only thought of donating to the charity, never considering he might win the car! He had just started a new job, which would require a daily commute and had never bought a brand new car before - his new up! is just perfect.
Janet, winner of the ŠKODA Citigo, was nursing her current car, which was not in top shape, hoping for a miracle! It came in the form of the Citigo, and again, Janet had never bought a brand new car before. Now is her chance to drive a shiny new set of wheels.
Thank you to everyone who donated to this charity event. The total raised was a whopping £21,000.
Watch the videos below to see the surprise and delight of our worthy winners!