Well known family business Sidney Jackson & Son Ltd is celebrating its centenary year by once again showing support for East Cheshire Hospice.
The car dealership is sponsoring two of our major fundraising events – the Light Up The Night memory walk and Spring Ball.
The company has operated from the same location in Butley, near Macclesfield, since it was established in 1920.
Back then it sold tractors to the local farming community before adding a coach service and garage repairs.
In 1955 it became a Ford car dealership and under Jimmy Jackson – Sidney’s son – the company went on to sell thousands of cars.
Jimmy died in 2014 and the family tradition is being maintained by his son Tim, now the company MD.
From left, Company Accountant Steve Sandiford, Jimmy Jackson and General Manager Liam Riley pictured in 2013.
Light Up The Night will be held at Adlington Hall, a short drive from the car showroom, on Friday, April 24, from 7 pm. The company is sponsoring the event for the fourth year.
Liam Riley, General Manager at Sidney Jackson, said: “Jimmy was always a proud supporter of East Cheshire Hospice and we knew also from many of our customers the importance of the charity to our community.
“Our business shares that compassion and commitment and are delighted to support the charity again.”
Jimmy was a parish councillor in Prestbury for 35 years, working hard to preserve the village’s architecture, beauty and sense of community.
His wife Thelma was the last Mayor of the Borough of Macclesfield in 2008 and is a big Hospice supporter.
Light Up the Night has an Early Bird offer of £16 for adults and £11 for children (aged up to 18) available until Friday, March 13.
* For more details visit eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/events/light-up-the-night/
Tickets are still available for the Spring Ball in a marquee at Alderley Edge Cricket Club on Friday, March 27.
Tickets cost £70 each, or £700 for a table of 10. This includes a welcome drink on arrival and a three course meal. The event starts at 7 pm, with carriages at 1 am. Dress code is black tie.
* Go to eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/events/springball20/ or call 01625 433477 or email email@example.com.
Kate Bowmar, Corporate Fundraiser at the Hospice, said: “We’d like to thank Sidney Jackson for their continued support and wish them every success in their centenary year. They are very much part of the fabric of the community like the Hospice.”
Jimmy and Sidney Jackson outside their original two-car showroom. Their first cars were a Ford Popular and a Zephyr.