Winning 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain, Colin Montgomerie, has launched a fundraising partnership between Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres and The John Clark Motor Group.
The partnership will drive forward fundraising for Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal. Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal is jointly run by the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation – a charity set up in memory of Colin’s mother who died of cancer – and Maggie’s Centres.
Colin Montgomerie met John Clark’s Business Development Director, Chris Clark, to find out about the fundraising activities the family run motor trade group have lined up to raise thousands for the Appeal. Colin Montgomerie, holding the Ryder Cup, with Chris Clark and Vicky Reid of the John Clark Motor Group
Charity champions from each of the group’s dealerships in Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife and Edinburgh will be raising funds for their local centres. In Aberdeen, they will be supporting the creation of a new Maggie’s Centre in the city.
Speaking after meeting the John Clark Motor Group charity team, Colin Montgomerie said:
“I have met with John Clark Group’s owners and charity champions today and their passion and commitment for the Appeal is going to be a great help in driving forward our fundraising in 2011.”
John Clark’s Business Development Director, Chris Clark, said:
“We are honoured that Colin could join us today to launch this partnership between Maggie’s Centres and The John Clark Motor Group. The work that Colin Montgomerie is doing through his Foundation is admirable and I am glad that our dealerships in Aberdeen will be supporting Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal to bring a Maggie’s Centre to Aberdeen.
“We have a great link to Maggie’s Centres as our dealerships across Scotland are in locations that mirror where current Maggie’s Centres exist and our staff, therefore, already know of the great value that a Maggie’s Centre can bring to a community. Colin’s launch of the partnership has set us off on a great start and I’m sure all will be inspired to follow his lead.”
Maggie’s Centres offer people the space, the time, the skills and the support to understand and manage their experience of cancer.
The John Clark Motor Group is Scotland’s fourth largest motortrade group and within the top 30 in the UK. It has an annual turnover of £260 million, 637 employees and 16 motor trade business in Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife and Edinburgh.