The RRG Group was delighted and honoured to host its second Charity Ball on 25th February at the A J Bell Stadium in Eccles. The event which was in celebration of 50 years in business for the Group, was also raising much needed funds for the incredibly worthy Bolton Hospice.
Formed in 1967 by Michael Smyth; the business consisted of a workshop employing five mechanics and a petrol pump that sold 400 gallons of petrol per week. The Group now boasts 20 Centres across the North of England representing 7 manufacturers; Toyota, Lexus, Peugeot, Mazda, Nissan, Kia and Skoda.
The Ball, the second that the Group has organised for Charity, was hosted by Key 103 DJ Darren Proctor and guests enjoyed a sumptuous 4 course dinner with entertainment from singer Tony Benedict and 9 piece band, Under The Covers.
The main objective was of course to raise money for the charity and the Group are delighted to announce that funds raised from ticket sales, supplier donations, auctions and raffles came in close to the £30,000 mark.
The Group is extremely pleased with the substantial amount raised for the local cause and for Joint MD’s Arran Bangham and Tony Cliff, it was the perfect way to celebrate such a momentous occasion - giving back to a cause close to the Group, a cause based in the place where RRG was born.
Tony commented, “Having started life on Radcliffe Road in Bolton, it seemed fitting that we chose a local Charity and a cause that is so important to the town. We have had a long relationship with the Hospice and have supported their incredible work for a number of years. We are delighted that we could host this event, not just to celebrate this wonderful milestone for us, but also to help with such a fabulous cause.”