Stockton car dealership plays Santa for local hospice

A car dealership in Stockton has been getting into the festive spirits as it delivered a bootful of presents to a local hospice.

The Benfield Honda dealership opted for a more modern approach to Santa’s sleigh, using a customised Honda Civic filled with presents to spread some Christmas joy. The gifts were delivered to the Zoe’s Place baby hospice in Normanby, while the vehicle was also adorned with the name of hospice to help raise awareness of the work it was doing within the local community.

For the dealership, while acts like this are great to see, it is always important to ensure that their vehicles – even those spruced up with a Christmas paint job – are covered while they are being driven away from the business premises. A road risks insurance policy will provide cover for stock while they are being driven around, just in case they should be involved in an accident.

As well as driving round to the hospice with a car full of toys, the dealership has also been raising money for Zoe’s Place in other ways, including auctions, a staff Olympics and several employees doing the Great North Run.

Zoe’s Place corporate fundraiser, Elaine Dunning, told the Gazette Live: “At Christmas time we always send the children home with a bagful of presents from Santa so we can treat their siblings too.

“We don’t have the money to buy all the presents, so the help we’re getting is invaluable.”