Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Synergy’s festive charity event powers fundraising to almost £5k in six months

2 Dec 2016 by Quest Public Relations Ltd.

Synergy Automotive’s latest drive to boost support for The Rainbow Fund - which provides vital equipment for Harrogate District Hospital children’s department - has seen the team donning Christmas jumpers.  

The event, which also marked the company’s official 10th anniversary and recent fundraising raffle, raised another £300 – bringing a total of £4,625 collected for the charity in just six months.

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Festive fundraiser

The Harrogate business is one of the UK’s leading vehicle leasing and finance credit brokers. When it became the corporate partner of the Rainbow Fund, Synergy pledged to raise a minimum of £5k across 12 months.

The fundraising success will enable Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to purchase a blood pressure machine and an exhaled nitrous oxide machine.

Paul Parkinson, MD of Synergy Automotive commented: “The Rainbow Fund’s work for premature babies and sick children is inspiring and our committed and caring team have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into the fundraising with challenges which have included a gruelling obstacle course.”

The Rainbow Fund founder and fundraising volunteer, Alexandra Vere, said: “Paul and the team have bowled us over with their series of initiatives and this invaluable and lifesaving equipment will make a major difference to the lives of the babies who so badly need them.”