Dales supports local Down’s charity


Dales Cornwall has loaned a Vauxhall Grandland SUV to the Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group (CDSSG), which is organising a 125-mile fundraising walk that will take place later this month.

The nine-day trek is being managed by CDSSG coordinators Bonnie Davis and Angie Matthews, whose daughters Lowenna and Kate both have Down’s Syndrome, and will involve parents from the support group walking along the Cornish Celtic Way. They will cover between ten and 16 miles a day, with family and friends joining them at various intervals to provide support and encouragement.

Dales Cornwall marketing manager Bobby Vanderplank said: “After speaking to a customer who kindly informed us of Bonnie and Angie’s amazing work for CDSSG, we were inspired to help these intrepid parents in any way we could.

“We realised that they would need practical help, to ensure that the day-to-day errands and logistics of the event could run as smoothly as possible. So, we decided to offer them the use of a Vauxhall Grandland SUV for the duration of the walk. We hope it goes some small way to making their endeavour easier – enabling them to raise even more much-needed funds for the charity.”