Alan Price Automobile Services
Alan Price is getting more daring by the minute – and it's all in the name of East Lancashire Hospice!
Since he first started as an apprentice in the motor garage industry things have moved on at an unbelievable pace. From simply changing the points and plugs with a set of feeler gauges to thesedays carrying out a full blown computer diagnostics of the car engine are light years apart.
And so is the attitude of Mr Give It A Go!
Alan, 53, is planning to jump out of an aeroplane for the first time and parachute to the ground to help Alan Price Automobile Services' bid to be the East Lancashire Hospice's Corporate Challenge champions for 2018. "My brother Jason has done it before so whatever he can do I am sure I can do," beamed the plucky Blackburn businessman.
Alan Price Automobile Services has been operating in Tontine Street, Blackburn, since 1987. The well-established business offers a first class car repair service with all of the latest computer diagnostics tools and fully equipped workshop.Its staff of six are highly trained technicians who have expert knowledge of all makes of vehicles.
And it is the fact that they are only a team of six that made their total fundraising of £10,400 on the inaugural East Lancashire Hospice Corporate Challenge last year so phenomenal. Alan's badgering and cajoling throughout last summer made his company an outstanding example of what can be done when the mindset is right.
He explained: "The corporate challenge last year coincided with our 30th anniversary so we celebrated in style with a masquerade ball at Ewood Park where 120 guests not only had a fabulous night but also stuck their hands in their pockets and contributed to our hospice fundraising. We had an auction, a raffle and donation envelopes placed on all of the tables and it worked so richly for the hospice."
And this summer the staff at Alan Price will be embracing the competition with even more vigour.
Apart from Alan's parachute jump – and other members of staff may join in too – there will also be a sponsored mountain bike ride.
Alan's mother Winsome Price received the care and compassion of the staff at the hospice before she recently passed away aged 83. Alan said: "Anyone who saw how my mother was looked after at the hospice would see what a fabulous place it is and what fabulous staff are employed there."
To find out more about the Corporate Challenge visit https://eastlancshospice.org.uk/corporate-challenge-2018-3 or call Jennifer in the fundraising department on 01254 287012