The Grenson Motor Company, at Marshfield Bank Employment Park in Middlewich Road, held the event last Friday (18th July) in aid of a fund for Sophie Hughes, 13, of Alton Street, Crewe, and Felicity Martin, 18, of Abbotsbury Close, Wistaston, near Crewe, who have an auditory processing disability and confidence issues respectively.
Both girls attend the Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Arts in Broad Street, Crewe, and have been selected to represent Great Britain in the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Games, which are for people with intellectual disabilities and will be held in Los Angeles next summer, but they need to raise £2,500 each for it.
The dealership has said it will do as much as possible to help them realise their dream and has already donated £1,000. The latest boost was organised by Service Adviser Annabelle Gibson and saw a host of women of all ages enjoy a variety of attractions, including pop-up boutiques, a fashion show, handbags and jewellery for sale, live music, plus a performance by academy students.
Sophie’s mother Liz said: ‘It’s absolutely fantastic that they have raised so much money. I couldn’t believe it when they told us the total, I was lost for words. Annabelle has been fantastic and her enthusiasm is wonderful. Everyone who was at the event said it was a brilliant night and we’re really grateful to everyone at Grenson Motor Company.’
Felicity’s mother Linda added: ‘We are absolutely gobsmacked with how much they have raised, it’s fantastic.’
Annabelle said: ‘It was amazing! The whole evening was so good. We’ve still to calculate the final amount but it is somewhere in the region of £3,000. Not bad for one night! It was lovely. Everyone had a good time.’
Dealer Principal Sean Pattinson said: ‘We’re thrilled that the Ladies’ Night was such a success. Thank you to everyone who was involved and came along and gave so generously. These girls are determined and dedicated, so it’s extremely heart-warming to see others equally devoted to seeing them take part in the Games.’