Motorhome and campervan insurance specialists Caravan Guard are to pay for a year’s campervan insurance, up to £1,000, to support this year’s BBC Children in Need 2020 Appeal.
A Toyota Proace Matino campervan, worth £49,000, was donated to the appeal by Toyota and Wellhouse Leisure and helped raise an incredible £1,134,580!
The campervan was part of a text-to-win “Campervan and Staycation Goodies” prize package, which also included a year’s campervan insurance for the lucky winner.
Other prizes will enable the winner to have a year of adventures including: 12 weekend campsite breaks for up to four people in the UK; outdoor sports equipment from Decathlon Sports; a £300 voucher from Cotswold Outdoor; family outdoor clothing from Dare 2 Be; 10 year family Kidspass; one year family membership from British Cycling; a £150 Gift Card from Hardrock Café; a chocolate gift package from Lindt; plus family tickets from seven UK attractions – West Midlands Safari Park, Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts, Diggerland, Go Ape, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Flamingoland, and Edinburgh Zoo.
The Toyota Proace Matino by Wellhouse Leisure is a four-berth campervan with a luxury specification, including fridge, sink and gas cooker; a rear seat that unfolds to become a double bed; a pop-up roof containing another double bed; a programmable heater to keep the interior warm and cosy all year round; plus an 80W solar panel to keep its leisure battery charged if camping off-grid and USB points. At 4.95m long and 1.98m high, Wellhouse says it’s easy to drive and park, and it also comes with a sat nav, cab air conditioning and a powerful 120bhp, 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine.
Caravan Guard will pay for the winner’s campervan insurance for a year, up to a maximum of £1000 and subject to usual underwriting terms. If for any reason, we’re unable to offer insurance then we will contribute up to £1000 to pay for cover with an alternative provider.
Caravan Guard Associate Director Laura Wilby said they were delighted to be able to support the BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal by paying for the winner’s campervan insurance.
“It’s a fantastic prize and we were thrilled to be involved in helping to raise an incredible amount of money to help change the lives of children and young people,” said Laura. “We always celebrate and raise money for Children in Need in our Halifax-based offices but the pandemic has meant we’re unable to come together as usual, so we were delighted to be able to offer our support in another way.”
David Elliott, CEO and founder of Wellhouse Leisure commented: “I must admit that we all felt quite emotional when we found out that our campervan had helped to raise over £1 million for the BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal. This year they raised a total of £41 million, which is an impressive amount of money to help change children and young people’s lives, and we are incredibly proud to have been a part of it.”