A HOSPICE that helps people in Wiltshire and Somerset has saved thousands of pounds thanks to a Mitsubishi dealership in Melksham.
Dorothy House Hospice Care was given a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for a year by Melksham Mitsubishi in Western Way in 2015. Now the dealership has provided a new Outlander for another six months, after the partnership proved such a success.
Henrietta Beard, Corporate and Major Donor Fundraiser, said: “We are delighted with the generosity of Melksham Mitsubishi and the loan of the Outlander PHEV over the past year. The vehicle has been used by all areas of the hospice, from the nurses accompanying patients on an excursion, to being the support car on some of our many outside events and by the Chief Executive driving some colleagues to a conference.
“This has made a real difference and we are very grateful to receive another Mitsubishi for the coming six months, which coincides perfectly with our 40th birthday celebrations.”
Barry Newley, Estates Manager at Dorothy House Hospice Care, added: “Having the Outlander PHEV for the past year has equated to £4,400 of savings for Dorothy House, which is a fantastic amount of money and so very much appreciated.”
The Outlander PHEV has become the UK’s number one choice of plug-in vehicle according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Combining electric and petrol power it has a range of 541 miles – 32 miles in electric mode alone.
James Ryan, Sales Manager at Melksham Mitsubishi, said: “Dorothy House do amazing work for people in Wiltshire and Somerset so we are delighted to be able to support them for the next year. The Outlander PHEV boasts impressive fuel economy and ultra-low emissions – all in a spacious four-wheel-drive vehicle, which will be perfect for the team at Dorothy House.”
To find out more about the hospice go to www.dorothyhouse.co.uk.