A charity that supports around 4,000 unpaid carers in Swindon has raised more than £2,100 from a sponsored walk, after receiving the backing of Pebley Beach.
Managing Director of Pebley Beach, Dominic Threlfall, pledged to match every pound raised by Swindon Carers Centre’s Walk A Mile In My Shoes sponsored walk up to £1,000.
The event's aim was to raise awareness of the unpaid carers in Swindon and recognise the contribution that they make to families and communities. Spurred on by the company’s support, participants in the Walk A Mile In My Shoes raised £1,100 in sponsorship and donations.
Schools development officer for Swindon carer's centre, Ann Giles, visited the Pebley Beach dealership in Paddington Drive, Swindon to pick up the cheque.
She said: “The support of Pebley Beach means so much to us.”
The money will be used to fund breaks and activities for some of the 4,000 unpaid carers supported by the charity, whose ages range from between five and ninety six.