WELL wishers have helped AW Repair Group raise no less than £1,079 for the British Heart Foundation.
After the Sleaford, Lincolnshire, branch won the coveted title of National Bodyshop of the Year six weeks ago the company pledged to donate £1 to the charity for every congratulatory email, tweet, like and view received.
Big hearted boss Andrew Walsh decided to share his success with the BHF in memory of his late father who passed away earlier this year.
“Winning National Bodyshop of the Year was a proud moment for everyone in the company. My amazing father who encouraged me to set up my first bodyshop in 1993 would have been very proud too,” said Andrew.
“Last year he underwent a triple heart by-pass but sadly passed away in February. Although he was not here to see AW Repair Group win I wanted to acknowledge his unwavering support and the British Heart Foundation came to mind straight away.
“We started receiving lots of messages congratulating us on the win so we decided to donate £1 for every one received over the following two weeks.”
Well wishers viewed the company’s win, recorded live on the night and published on their YouTube channel, no less than 853 times with the remainder made up from direct emails, texts, Facebook likes, comments and shares, and Twitter favourites and retweets.
AW Repair Group was founded by Andrew Walsh in Sleaford in 1998. It now has branches in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire employing 120 staff and repairing around 160 accident damaged vehicles each week for household name insurance companies and corporate fleets.
CELEBRATIONS FOR DONATIONS: Pictured left to right is AW Repair Group’s front line advisors Jade Johnson, Kirsty Jolly, Rebecca Papworth and Vicki Millar with Managing Director Andrew Walsh and Helena Mair, British Heart Foundation Fundraising Manager for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire area.