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It’s been a busy month here at Autonet with fundraising events happening for local charities and local people. The charity committee and staff at Autonet have been selling cakes and dressing down for worthy causes. See below for the latest charity news and look out for events that are coming up.

Lewis Jones

Staff and the charity committee here at Autonet have been fundraising for local boy Lewis Jones. Lewis is a two year old boy and lives in Stoke-on-Trent. Unfortunately Lewis contracted meningitis a few months ago and sadly lost his limbs as a result of the illness.

Family and friends have been fundraising themselves to raise as much money as they can to buy Lewis prosthetic legs.

We wanted to do something that would help Lewis reach the amount that is needed to make his life easier. The money was raised by holding a cake sale, guessing how many sweets are in a jar and a dress down day and the total was matched by the Directors which made a grand total of £1250 for little Lewis.

Ian Donaldson Managing Director of Autonet Insurance commented: “Autonet have continued to work hard to raise as much money as possible for Lewis. On behalf of the staff at Autonet we hope this will help to go towards the cost that is needed to enable Lewis and his family live a little easier.”

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Whitfield Valley Centre

The charity committee came to an agreement to make a donation towards a commendable local charity the Whitfield Valley Centre.

The centre is an all-round events establishment playing host to gym classes, meetings, training days, and pensioner clubs. It is visited by local residents where various activities and events take place for Stoke-on-Trent.

A donation of £500 has been given to the Whitfield Valley Centre to enable them to purchase computer equipment for their internet café that is due to be open over the next few months at the request of the residents.

Linda Hamnett from the Whitfield Valley Centre commented: “This will provide community members with access to facilities which they may not be able to access at home and it will also provide training opportunities.”

Raleigh International

An employee here at Autonet has recently a walked up Snowdonia for the commendable charity Raleigh International.

Raleigh works with underprivileged people in third world countries providing essentials such as education, free labour from the UK to build schools, academic books and stationary. The charity also promotes global cooperation and other projects working with the local communities in their respective host countries.

A sponsorship of £100 for the walk was made which will go towards this worthy charity that continues to make a difference to third world countries.

Events coming up

We are pleased to announce the Autonet Charity Cup Tournament which will be taking place on Sunday 19th August and will be held at Power League in Trentham.

Staff members will be playing against each other to be crowned the Autonet Champions. Last year’s tournament proved to be a success, which is why this year Autonet want to raise money as well as having a friendly game of football.

The tournament is being organised to raise money for local boy Lewis Jones who we mentioned earlier. We want to raise as much money as possible for Lewis.

Ian Donaldson Managing Director of Autonet Insurance commented: “The tournament will be another great way of raising money for Lewis. We will continue to do our best to raise as much money as we can for Lewis over the next few months.”

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By Amanda Bainbridge