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Roll up… firm’s offices transform to festive market

Staff at a Chester finance firm swapped spreadsheets for shopping bags…

12/07/2012 (press release: OnlinePR) // UK // Jane Whittle

Staff at a Chester finance firm swapped spreadsheets for shopping bags last Friday (02 Dec) when a traditional Christmas market arrived in their offices.

An inspiration of the charity committee at The Funding Corporation, the market was a chance to stock up on festive treats and gifts while raising money for good causes.

Stalls from local traders, offering everything from Christmas cards and decorations to secret recipe reindeer food for children, reported a roaring trade from the firm’s 120-plus head office employees.

Stallholders had agreed to donate a proportion of their takings, and by the time the last box of hand-made chocolates was wrapped, the company had raised more than £250 for its chosen charities.

This was then doubled up by the business to provide a £530 boost for Chester’s Hospice of the Good Shepherd, and the national motor industry charity BEN.

“There was a great atmosphere during the day” said company Marketing Manager Jane Whittle, chair of the charity committee.

“It was win-win all round as local traders were being supported, two important charities benefitted, and staff got to beat the crowds and avoid the last minute rush for stocking fillers,” she added.

Employees of the company, based on Chester Business Park, earlier this year helped the firm win a top platinum award from the Institute of Fundraising for their commitment to payroll giving.


ACF Car Finance is Britain’s leading supplier of high-quality used cars to people whose credit status might otherwise prevent them from obtaining used car finance. ACF Car Finance has earned a strong reputation within the finance and motor industry for its standards of customer care, and the quality of the friendly, professional advice provided by members of its fully-trained team. The company has a Facebook page at, and can be followed on Twitter at

ACF Car Finance Limited. Registered in England number 4757280. Registered office address: International House, Kingsfield Court, Chester Business Park, Chester CH4 9RF.

For more information, contact:

Jane Whittle BA (Hons) MCIM

Marketing Manager

01244 625 683

07974 328 194

[email protected]

Social Media Tags:ACF Car Finance, used car finance

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