A text-to-win prize draw for BBC Children in Need’s 2021 Appeal which included a campervan with a year’s free specialist campervan insurance from Caravan Guard has raised more than half a million pounds.
The campervan prize package which included an electric Toyota Proace Matino campervan, converted by Wellhouse Leisure, a year’s free campervan insurance from us up to £1,000, plus two VIP tickets to see Adele in concert raised an incredible £574,030.
Add this to the amount raised by the campervan prize package in last year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal (also including a Wellhouse Toyota campervan and a year’s free Caravan Guard insurance) makes a total of £1.74m!
The Toyota Proace Matino by Wellhouse Leisure is a four-berth campervan with a luxury specification for comfortable staycations at any time of year. It has a kitchen with 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, plus a 150W solar panel and lithium leisure battery.
David Elliott, CEO and founder of Wellhouse Leisure commented: “We are over the moon that our campervans have helped raise over £1.6m for BBC Children in Need’s Appeals over the last two years. The money raised will help to change children and young people’s lives.”
Laura Wilby, Associate Director at Caravan Guard, said: “We’re delighted to have supported the BBC Children in Need Appeals for the last two years with a year’s free specialist campervan insurance. We care passionately about supporting charities and helping to make a positive difference to the community and we’re thrilled so much money has been raised to help and support children and young people across Yorkshire and the UK.”
BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The charity is currently supporting more than 2,500 local charities and projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.