Peugeot raises £20,000 for charity

Workers at the Coventry site took part in sponsored half marathons, the Great North Run, raffles, coffee mornings and an auction night to raise the total, which will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support (£12,000) and Myton Hospice (£8,000).

Peugeot UK Managing Director Jonathon Goodman praised staff for the amount raised. He said: "At Peugeot we try to play our part in the local community by raising funds for local charities each year.

"We are always impressed by the response from our staff who so willingly give their time, effort and money for these causes and I’m delighted to donate £20,000 on their behalf."

Describing the money as a ‘real difference to people affected by cancer’, Sarah Darby, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, thanked Peugeot staff for the efforts and their volunteer work with the charity.

Peugeot currently boasts dealerships throughout the UK, and their involvement in charity saw the Perrys Peugeot dealerships raise money for Comic Relief earlier this month with a series of raffles and other fundraising activities.

The French manufacturer is currently one of the largest in the UK and the Peugeot 308 hatchback is a regular in the top ten best-sellers tables.

The 308 has been updated for 2011 with a new front end and revamped interior, as well as Peugeot’s new e-HDi technology, which adds an e-booster to Start-Stop technology to reduce emissions and improve efficiency of the model.

The brand is preparing for the launch of the new Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 later in the year. When it arrives it will become the world’s first diesel hybrid to be mass produced.

It will join other new models in the Peugeot range, including the new 508 saloon and estate, which was introduced to replace both the 407 and 607 in the Peugeot line up.