“Toy” Car Auction Leads to Derian House Donation

26.03.21

Kingswood Homes could not have hoped for anything more when we put this dream company car to auction. The total made from auction was an impressive £11,500, with all proceeds going to Derian House Children’s Hospice.

Incredibly, the auction was won by Alison Whalley, who not only pledged £5,800 but in the true spirit of kindness asked that the car was re-auctioned to raise even more money for the charity.

The second bidder, Pete Marquis of Preston-based Pete Marquis Contractors, took the total to an amazing £11,500.

Paul Jones, managing director of Kingswood Homes, said: “What started as a bit of fun for our team ended in raising a significant amount of money for Derian House.

“It is difficult to put into words the generosity of Alison who made her donation in memory of her father and it was a fantastic gesture to ask for the car to then be re-auctioned.

“A huge thank you also to our second buyer Pete Marquis who is a prolific supporter of North West charities and we can’t wait to see what he has planned for our Cozy Coupe in the future. Along with Alison, Pete’s donation will support Derian in helping them provide respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people from across the North West.”

Keep your eyes peeled for the life size Little Tikes car on the road in Lancashire!