Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Synergy Automotive gears up for gruelling charity challenge

17 Sep 2016 by Quest Public Relations Ltd

A 13 -strong team from Synergy Automotive is braving muddy lakes; scaling castle walls and tackling kilometres of trenches help The Rainbow Fund to provide vital equipment for the children’s department at Harrogate District Hospital.

MD, Paul Parkinson, along with 12 of the now 26-strong Synergy Automotive team are tackling the tough Yorkshire Warrior Wild Waters race on 24th September at Ripley Castle – described as “Yorkshire’s ultimate obstacle course”.

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Synergy Automotive - one of the UK’s leading vehicle leasing and finance credit brokers which is marking unprecedented growth - is the exclusive partner of The Rainbow Fund. 

The business has pledged to raise a minimum of £5000  for the charity to enable the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to purchase a blood pressure machine and an exhaled nitrous oxide machine - two key pieces of equipment for the children’s outpatient department.

Paul Parkinson, MD of Synergy Automotive commented: “We’ve been forewarned that anyone daring to take part in the Yorkshire Warrior Wild Waters challenge needs to muster every ounce of physical and mental strength to make it to the finish line. The Rainbow Fund is an inspirational cause and it’s tremendous that so many of our team are throwing themselves into the spirt of the event!” 

Rainbow Fund founder and fundraising volunteer, Alexandra Vere, said: “This is a great example of Synergy Automotive going the extra mile - and more - to boost our cause. Every penny we raise as a local charity run by volunteers goes directly to a piece of equipment which will significantly improve the way a baby or child is cared for at Harrogate Hospital.”

Further fundraising efforts will include hosting a 10th anniversary celebration and a charity raffle on October 6th at Synergy Automotive’s Hornbeam Park offices attended by guests including Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones.