Television motoring personality Quentin Willson visited the Volvo Bus UK stand at the Euro Bus Expo show to formally accept a cheque from the company raised £10,000 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.
The huge donation came courtesy of money raised during “The Classic Road Tour,” organised by Volvo Bus in September of this year. A significant amount of money was generated at the time and donations have continued to pour in over the last few weeks, taking the total amount raised to an incredible £10,000.
“The Classic Road Tour” – part of an ongoing company-wide Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) money raising initiative – saw Volvo’s Derek Mayor, in his classic two seater Morgan sportscar and Barry Mace, astride his BMW R1200 GS Motorbike, travelling around 14 Volvo Truck & Bus dealerships across the UK and Eire in the space of just three days collecting donations.
Supported tremendously every step of the way by colleagues Alec Evans and Mike Baldwin in the Volvo support vehicle, the duo where absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity across the network.
“We couldn’t believe the welcome we received at every dealership we visited,” explained Barry Mace. “Not only that, but they had all made a real effort to raise significant amounts of money for TCT,” continued Derek Mayor.
Accepting the cheque for Teenage Cancer Trust from Volvo Bus Managing Director, Steve Dewhurst Willson was keen to pay tribute to Derek and Barry, as well as the rest of the Volvo team.
“The money raised from events like this really does make a difference to the lives of young people suffering from cancer. It helps provide them with the facilities they need and offers them a better standard of life and I was delighted to come and lend my support to such a worthwhile cause.”