Car Dealer Magazine – Britain’s biggest automotive trade title – has donated more than £14,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Much of the cash came from the proceeds of a ‘trading up’ feature in the magazine’s celebratory centenary issue last year.
This was boosted by generous donations from hundreds of guests attending the Car Dealer Used Car Awards – now a fixture on the automotive industry calendar – in London.
James Baggott, founder of Car Dealer Magazine and CEO of its parent company Baize Group, said: “2016 was a fantastic year for Car Dealer Magazine.
“Our fantastic 100th issue was a real landmark in the magazine’s history and our high profile events including CDX – the UK’s biggest automotive industry trade expo – and the Used Car Awards were bigger and better than ever before.”
He added: “We couldn’t have raised this money without the amazing support of car dealers, dealer groups, manufacturers and friends across the country.
“As ever, we have been totally blown away by their generosity and spirit.”
Conceived as part of Car Dealer’s centenary issue – the monthly magazine’s biggest ever – the ‘trading up’ feature saw Baggott attempt to raise the maximum amount he could for charity by buying and selling cars, starting with an initial stake of just £100.
The feature was compiled with support from car retailers across the country.
Content Marketing Executive at Motors.co.uk