As the Morgan Motor Company
Centenary year draws to a close, the Morgan community were thrilled to present a £50,000 cheque to the charity Children In Need.
The money was raised by raffling a Morgan 4/4 Sport donated by the company, which was drawn at 10.am on 20th November in the new visitors centre at the factory. The lucky winner was a Mr. Powell of Shropshire.
Tim Whitworth, Centenary Director said " we were delighted with the amount of money we were able to raise for this fantastic cause. I am sure Mr.Powell will enjoy the car too. It was one of the best phone-calls I have ever had to make!"
The car was first presented on January 2nd 2009, at the start of the Company's year long Centenary festivities. It has travelled throughout the UK and Europe, raising money and profile for the charity, having its bonnet signed along the way by notable celebrities.
Registered Y100 MMC, the 4/4 Sport also took part in the Lord Mayors Parade through London, and has become a celebrity in its own right.
Children In Need day was celebrated at the Malvern factory in style, with many of the staff working in fancy dress. The cheque was presented to Children In Need on the BBC regional lunchtime news by members of the Morgan Centenary Organising Committee.
Celebrity signatures include: -
· Peter Shilton (England Goalkeeper)
· Dame Kelly Holmes (Olympic athlete)
· Michael Vaughan (Former England Cricket Captain)
· Jason Leonard (Rugby International)
· Jack Dee (Stand up comedian)
· Charley Boorman (Actor & Travel Writer)
· Richard Hammond (TV Presenter, Journalist, Writer & Broadcaster)
· Charles Morgan
· Zog Ziegler (BBC Gloucetershire’s Motoring Correspondent)
· David Essex (Actor & Singer)
· Leigh Halfpenny (Welsh International Rugby)
· Rhys Williams (Welsh International Rugby)
· Robert Norster (Welsh International Rugby)
· Gareth Edwards (Welsh International Rugby)
· Jonathan Davies (Welsh International Rugby)
· Tom Shanklin (Welsh International Rugby)
· Steve Ryder (TV Sports Presenter)
· Kevin McCloud (Design Guru and TV Presenter)
· Andy Green (Land Speed Record Holder)
· Stig Blomqvist (World Rally Legend)
· Richard Noble OBE (World Land & Water Speed Record Legend)
· Alan McNish (F1 Drive & Le Mans Winner)
· Victoria Pendleton MBE (British Olympic & World Champion Track Cyclist)
· Chris Lawrence (Morgan Maverick)
· Richard Shepherd-Barron (1962 Le Mans Winner)
· Charles Berkeley (Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire)
· Michelle Collins (Actress)
· Robert Llewellyn (Actor)