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Thrifty wax chests for charity

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Employees at Thrifty Car and Van Rental have had their chests waxed to raise money for Devon-based charity Hospiscare.

Three members of staff - Simon Taylor, Callum Baker and Luke Wright - based at Thrifty’s HQ in Exeter, bared their chests to a local beautician to raise money for the charity that has been supported by Thrifty for the past three years.

The charity, which raises funds enabling high-quality care and dedicated support for families living with terminal illness, received £615 from Thrifty.

In addition, the Exeter based business donates £1 from each online booking made to charity; this is divided between the company's three chosen charities Hospiscare, Cancer Research UK and the company’s own Chairman’s Charity Fund.

Linda Malliff, director – central services at Thrifty Car and Van Rental, said: “To be fundraising for such a worthy and local cause means a great deal to everyone at Thrifty. Through our fundraising and online donations, we hope to raise a significant amount of money this year for Hospiscare.”

John Arnold, corporate fundraiser at Hospiscare, said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive this cheque from Thrifty and would like to thank the intrepid three who agreed to this stunt for such a good local cause.  Thrifty has been a fantastic corporate supporter of Hospiscare over the last few years and the funds donated, which represent a major contribution, are used directly for the care of our patients and their families in the local community. We would like to thank Thrifty for their continuing support which means so much to our patients, staff and volunteers."

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