During these extremely challenging times Piccadilly Motors has remained committed to raising valuable funds for the charities they support.
Simon Watts, Managing Director said “I bought the Peter Kay Car Share 500L at auction with the intention of raising a substantial sum of money for our chosen charities. This has proved to be very difficult during the pandemic, but with the help Dealer Auction we have achieved our goal of £12,000.00.
Every penny raised will go to Candlelighters, a charity supporting families facing children’s cancer in the Yorkshire region, who we have supported for over 20 years, raising more than £150,000.00. And Martin House Hospice, providing family led care for children with life shortening conditions across Yorkshire.
Both charities desperately need income to fund the great work they do; I know the money we have raised will make a big difference.”
Sue Patterson, Harrogate Candlelighters said: “We have worked with Simon and Piccadilly for many years, they are great supporters of Candlelighters, and we cannot thank them enough. Now even more than ever with many fund-raising opportunities cancelled because of the pandemic we still need to raise money for the much-needed services we provide to our children and their families suffering from cancer. Thanks to Simon and his innovative fund-raising idea we can continue to help our families in what can be some of their darkest days and provide hope.”
Chris Verney, regional fundraiser for Martin House, said: "We'd like to say a huge thank you to Piccadilly Motors for this generous donation. To benefit from the sale of the car from such a classic comedy TV show is wonderful, and the money will make a very real difference to children and young people with life-limiting conditions."
This piece of comedy history has been bought by a collector, to add to their other famous cars, including an original Del Boy’s Reliant Regal van and Frank Spencer’s Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em Morris Minor, to name a few.
Piccadilly are also selling a Brand-New Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon C-R kit full suspension mountain bike on eBay with a MRRP of £4,299.00, 100% of the money raised goes to Candlelighters. If you are interested the eBay item number:124533394969