This year the team at McAfee Cars Ballymena decided to host a couple of fundraising events for Castle Tower School. We feel that it is very important to support our local community and the people in it and so the team at McAfees Ballymena planned two very different events to raise some money for the school.
Castle Tower School provides first class education, medical support and care for children with learning difficulties and disabilities to help them lead a full and happy life. The school community celebrates the talents of individual and strives to improve the quality of each person’s life by developing confidence, tolerance, curiosity, honesty and happiness.
Some of the staff at the garage have children that have attended the school and it was a place that all of us felt passionate about helping.
McAfees Ballymena hosted 2 fundraising events for Castle Tower School – a relay team at the Belfast City Marathon and a car wash in Ballymena.
In May Ryan, Chris, Paul, Jonathan and Sarah formed a relay team to take part in the Belfast City Marathon. Four hours and a few sore knees later they were £1500 the richer for Castle Tower School.
Then in October the whole McAfees Ballymena team along with a few friends and family, gave up a Saturday morning to host a Car Wash and Coffee Morning at the garage. We had overwhelming support before the car wash even started with some of our suppliers donating soap, sponges, buckets, chamois and air fresheners to the cause. So firstly we would like to thank Fyfes, Ballymena Engine Spares, Autosmart and Neilson Chemicals for your generosity.
That day the showroom smelt of coffee and cake rather than car polish as the coffee morning got under way. We were delighted to see so many people stop for a cuppa and a chat as well as a car wash. In total the guys washed 84 cars and raised another £1500 for the school.
We want to thank our customers, friends and families who gave so generously; we were really touched by the support given to the Belfast marathon relay team and the car wash & coffee morning in Ballymena. We are thrilled to be able to donate £3000 to Castle Tower School and are delighted to see the money going to good use as they put it towards buying a wheelchair accessible minibus.
To find out more about the school please check out their website here.