AGL plans to raise a six-figure sum for charities, including the NHS, with the Gumball Charity Revival.
The company is calling for insurance companies and corporate fleets to come together in support of three charities: Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, Brake the road safety charity and NHS Charities Together.
Participants will be invited to express their interest in taking part in the event in the next few weeks, which is targeted to take place a year from now, on 16-18 April 2021.
The event will see around 50 cars of all shapes and sizes taking part in a three-day driving event across Ireland. Teams will be challenged to come up with a creative car design that celebrates the colours of the Irish flag, with a prize for the best-decorated car.
Mark Wilcox, chairman of AGL, and one of the founding member of the event, said: “It is early days yet, but we feel it is important to have something to work towards that will bring us together in raising much needed funds for three amazing charities.
“Previous Gumball events have raised six figures for charity, and we’d like to exceed that this time, offering a great opportunity to celebrate the industry and its focus on philanthropy.
“We’re announcing our intention to hold this event to provide a beacon in difficult times and offer us all something to work towards and look forward to supporting.”
AGL specialises in technology-led accident management services and partners with some of the largest fleet providers and insurers to service hundreds of thousands of claims a year.
During the coronavirus lock-down, AGL has continued to provide services to its insurance and corporate fleet clients, supporting key workers including food delivery drivers, HGV drivers, utility workers and NHS workers. It has also continued to operate its Activate Accident Repair centres in Birmingham and Glasgow, providing vehicle repair services to front-line workers.