Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Synergy helps drive success of Variety fundraiser

3 Aug 2017 by Sharon Cain - Quest PR

Synergy Automotive has supported the latest fundraising event of the Yorkshire region of Variety, the Children’s Charity which improves the lives of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people within the region.

A team of five from the leading vehicle leasing and finance credit broker - a champion of putting back into its local communities - attended a benefit day at Ripley Castle.

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Putting something back: the Synergy Automotive tea

The event raised over £50,000 for Springwater Special School in Harrogate which caters for students from two to 19 years with a wide range of severe learning difficulties and associated special educational needs.

Variety works closely with The Rainbow Fund to improve the lives of sick and disadvantaged children in Harrogate. As the exclusive corporate partner of The Rainbow Fund, Synergy’s fundraising ventures over the last year include undergoing a gruelling obstacle course and  office fun days and events.

The 27-strong business recently smashed its target to raise £5,000  for the charity - four months ahead of its target date.

Synergy Automotive MD, Paul Parkinson, said: “The relentless work of Variety Yorkshire and The Rainbow Fund is inspirational and Synergy was delighted to back this vibrant event. A big well done to everyone involved in making it a great success.”   

Established 52 years ago, Variety Yorkshire provides practical, tangible help such as its famous Sunshine coaches, wheelchairs and specialist equipment – along with memorable childhood experiences. 

Upcoming fundraising events include a ‘Strictly Ballroom’ challenge and the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards at Bowcliffe Hall. To find out more visit https://www.variety.org.uk/who-we-are/our-regions/yorkshire.