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Impetus Automotive staff raise £2,611.83 for Muscular Dystrophy

July 06, 2016
Gary Evans, Sarah Langford, Abby Vincent and Gina Lillystone present cheque to Kay Aslett of Muscular Dystrophy UK From left to right, Abby Vincent (Impetus), Gary Evans (Impetus), Kay Aslett (Muscular Dystrophy UK), Gina Lillystone (Impetus) and Sarah Langford (Impetus)

During its largest ever employee conference, Impetus Automotive ran a number of events to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK. After counting up all the donations and winnings, they have presented a cheque for £2,611.83 to the Charity.

At their 2016 employee conference, Impetus Automotive spent a day at the races. Aside from all the usual stuff about work performance, the conference is seen as a rare opportunity to encourage people to meet each other, whilst having fun. This was achieved by splitting the workforce into teams of 6, and giving them the challenge of winning as much as possible on the afternoon’s races, from an initial pot provided by the company.

At the end of the fun-filled day, the teams all returned their winnings (far greater than the original pot) to the hosts and the most successful gambling group, each received a fitness watch. Extra generosity then kicked in with Impetus Automotive matching the team winnings; the winning team donating their watches to an impromptu auction and other employees handing over their personal winnings and other donations.

Gary Evans, an Impetus Automotive employee who was recently diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, was delighted with the efforts of his colleagues: “I would personally like to thank all my colleagues for their generosity, support and natural ability (or blind luck), that has allowed us to raise this fantastic amount.” Gary, alongside Sarah Langford, Abby Vincent and Gina Lillystone, the team who were responsible for delivering the charitable events of the day, was delighted to present the cheque for £2,611.83 to Kay Aslett, the regional development manager for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to beat muscle-wasting conditions. Founded in 1959, they have been leading the fight against muscle-wasting conditions since then. They bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 70,000 children and adults in the UK.