Peugeot Raises £20,000 For Charity

Peugeot raises £20,000 for charity

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Staff at Peugeot have managed to raise £20,000 for charity, with £12,000 going to Macmillan Cancer Support and £8,000 going to the Myton Hospice.

The money was raised at Peugeot’s UK headquarters at Pinley House, by different activities partaken by staff members working for the manufacturer.

Events staff took part in included running the Coventry half marathon and the Great North Run, a raffle, a fund raising day, an auction night and a special Christmas draw.

The two cheques were handed over by Peugeot UK MD, Jonathan Goodman, and pricing manager, Steven Fahey, to Hannah Morris and Sarah Darby who received the funds on behalf of Macmillan and Myton Hospice respectively.

Goodman said: "At Peugeot we try to play our part in the local community by raising funds for local charities each year. We are always impressed by the response from our staff who so willingly gives their time, effort and money for these causes and I’m delighted to donate £20,000 on their behalf".

Peugeot is currently in the process of updating its car range for 2011.This month the company updated the range, by revealing a facelift to the 308 line-up, including hatchback, SW and CC models.

The new Peugeot 308 made its official introduction at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale in the UK in May. Prices for the updated model start at £15,245, with the range topping GT THP 200 model costing £22,445.

The GT version is equipped with a 200hp 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine, and comes with a spec including 18 inch wheels, panoramic roof, half-leather sport seats and an array of electronic driver aids.