Magna Motors drives charity

BY RORY DALEY
Observer writer
daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, January 19, 2018

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MAGNA Motors Dealership Limited displayed the power of charity when it handed over a brand new Hyundai Grand i10 to Angels of Love Jamaica at their Old Hope Road showroom yesterday.

“It was a pleasure, an honour, for the opportunity Angels of Love gave to Magna Motors,” Juan Vargas, managing director of Magna Motor Dealership Ltd, told the Jamaica Observer's Auto magazine.

The sentiment was echoed by Phillip Liu, chairman and founder of Angels of Love Jamaica.

“The car is a blessing which I've been asking for and it has come in this form.”

The car was the goal of Magna Motors-sponsored 'Your Miles Matter' campaign which was launched on November 11 last year. The initiative saw each mile of a Hyundai test-driven being converted into US$20, which was applied to the purchase of the vehicle.

The target was 900 miles. The campaign overshot that goal, eventually hitting 1,231 miles at its close in December 29.

The donation to Angels of Love Jamaica from Magna Motors Dealership Limited is part of Hyundai's international focus on children which, to date, has seen the company donate over US130 million towards paediatric cancer research.

Angels of Love Jamaica has existed for over nine years with the aim of driving awareness in the fight against paediatric cancer and enhance the social support for children.

According to Liu, the car will go a long way to achieve this aim.

“It will do a lot, meaning transportation in the true sense,” he said.

Liu added that the i10 will facilitate more visits to children all over the island — at their homes or in the hospital. The car will also allow the quicker purchase of medication and delivery to them as well.

This recent charity offering has been part a wave of corporate social responsibility Magna Motors Dealership Limited has been part of since the company's inception in 2015. In 2016, the Randolph Lopez School of Hope was helped by a donation made by Magna Motors Dealership Limited to the Jamaica Association of Intellectual Disabilities.

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