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We're Fundraising for Children in Need 2011

15 November 2011

In 2010 the Wilson Gibb branches in the Driver Hire network raised £1,667 for the BBC Children in Need appeal and this year they’re aiming to do the same.


Stevie Thompson, Operations Manager for Wilson Gibb explains, “it was an idea we had years ago and all our staff, customers and workers have really bought into it.


The offices have great fun on the day with some them coming to work in  fancy dress, plus customers know that by booking with us they’re helping an excellent cause.”


For customers, the participating Driver Hire branches will donate £1 for every shift that’s pre-booked before the show commences.


So booking,

1 person Monday-Friday will mean that £5 is donated,

2 people all week and it'll be £10 donated,

3 people will be £15 etc.


Remember that even booking 1 person for 1 day, will still mean we'll donate £1.  


Customers also have the option to add a value to their weekly invoice that will be paid along with the amount that WGMS will already donate based on the booking. Click here for more information.


The staff in the branch are also contributing a donation and Driver Hire’s head office in Bradford have very kindly pledged £400 to support the efforts of their largest franchise group.


Janet Lambert, Manager of Driver Hire Newcastle adds “there’s always a bit of competition between the branches to see who can raise the most money but the ultimate reward is knowing that we're doing our little bit to help a great cause.


We appreciate that times are tough so we’re not making any targets on what we’d like to raise, we’re simply going to try our best and be thankful for every penny we manage to get”.


If you’d like to donate please contact, 


Newcastle on 0191 242 2407 or email



If you’d prefer to donate direct then you can do so by clicking here and of course you’ll be able to pledge direct with Terry Wogan on the night.


The Driver Hire branches partaking in this effort are

  • Borders (Galashiels)
  • Edinburgh City
  • Edinburgh West
  • Fife
  • Grangemouth
  • Motherwell
  • Newcastle

Every booking with these branches will earn the same donation!

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