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CHARITY2017-07-27T14:33:37+00:00

Hippo’s Charity Commitments…

The Hippo Motor Group are committed to raising funds throughout the year for various local, national and overseas charities. We’ve raised well over £30,000 since our founding in 2007 through fund raising events and much more.

We are very lucky as a company to have been involved with so many worthwhile causes. It has allowed us to work closely with charities, become familiar with their incredible work and feel like we’ve made a difference once we have been able to reveal the fantastic amounts we have raised over the course of our 10 years in business.

As we have grown we have been able to raise more funds by participating in one off events such as Josephs Goal, MacMillan’s Coffee Morning, Jeans for Genes as well as a variety of events such as:

June 2015 – Hippo Motor Group Football Tournament – Alongside 15 other teams we organised a football tournament in aid of Pendleside Hospice raising £550.

October 2015 -Hippo Humour – An evening of comedy raising money for Pendleside Hospice in 2015. With the help of local businesses and 100% of ticket sales being donated we raised a fantastic £11,556.

January – December 2016 – Quarterly Charity Commitment – In late 2015 we selected four incredible charities that we would represent for each quarter. These included Spacious Places, Children in Need, Milly’s Smiles and Cancer Help Preston. This was accumulated from each car we sold and the group raised over £2,400.

May 2016 – Hippo Motor Group V’s Organic Insurance – Another sporting event which we were lucky to organise to raise money for East Lancashire Hospice by competing in an 11 a side game at Blackburn Rovers, Ewood Park. We raised £1,100.

July 2016 – MacMillan Summer Lights – An event organised by our account managers and funded by our directors to ensure that all money raised would be 100% donated to MacMillan and the great work they do. The evening raised £688.

March 2017 – Butterfly Ball – A fantastic event which has raised over £250,000 in the last five years through an annual ball. Hundreds of guests don their best attire and raise money in aid of the Princes Trust. Hippo Motor Group were one of the 2017 Gold Sponsors for the event.

March 2017 – Red Nose Day – The entire Hippo Motor Group team joined in with the fun of Comic Relief and held a non uniform day at the showroom and prep centre site which raised £102!

July 2017 – Bradley Lowery Fundraising – Following Bradleys sad passing but inspirational life workpalces throughout the UK showed support and aimed to fundraise through a non uniform, football colour themed day. Hippo Motor Group took part and raised £90!

2017 see’s us enter our tenth year as a group and with this in mind we will be stepping up our involvement in charities and hope to exceed our previous efforts. If you feel you know of a charity that could do with our help then please email our Marketing Manager at antony@hippomotorgroup.co.uk to discuss.

Read through some of our press releases from our charity work.

  • Red Nose Day 24th March 2017

Hippo Did Red Nose Day

March 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Hippo Did Red Nose Day

Hippo Did Red Nose Day Red Nose Day took place last Friday, 24th March and it raised £73 million for Comic Relief. Comic Relief raises money for a variety of projects both in the UK

  • Hippo Motor Group sponsors the Butterfly Ball

Hippo Motor Group Sponsored The Butterfly Ball

March 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Hippo Motor Group Sponsored The Butterfly Ball

Hippo Motor Group Sponsored The Butterfly Ball This weekend, Hippo Motor Group attended the annual Butterfly Ball, supporting the Prince’s Trust. In 2016, the Butterfly Ball raised over fifty thousand pounds for the Prince's Trust

  • We are supporting Children in Need

Fourth Quarter Charity Announcement

October 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Fourth Quarter Charity Announcement

We have come to the end of our third quarter and we have such a successful period helping our chosen charities. Our third main charity of the year is Milly’s Smiles. From January to March

  • MacMillan Coffee Morning 2015

Coffee Morning Comes To Hippo (Again!)

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Coffee Morning Comes To Hippo (Again!)

The MacMillan coffee morning is one of the biggest and well-attended events in the charity calendar each year. It began way back in 1990 and like most things started as a small idea which has