Staff from Ipswich-based car dealership, Lancaster Toyota, swapped their suits for panto costumes this week with a visit to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Treehouse hospice.

Panto time at Lancaster Toyota, Ipswich

Panto time at Lancaster Toyota, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Lancaster Toyota staff bring panto spirit to hospice

The firm are sponsoring The Landseer Players pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, which takes place at the Jerwood Dancehouse from Thursday 19to Saturday 21 February.

Three members of the firm’s sales team are taking part in the pantomime and went along to meet children at the Treehouse in their character costumes.

The firm, who are based on Ransomes Europark, have been supporting EACH for nearly a year and are also donating a car for use over the next 12 months by Treehouse hospice staff when visiting families in the community or in their own homes.

Andy Trott, General Manager at Lancaster Toyota said: “It was a real pleasure to visit the Treehouse hospice and meet some of the children who receive care and support there. We’re delighted to be able to help the hospice in any way we can, particularly as the hospice is on our doorstep and we’re really pleased to be able to donate a car for use by staff who drive all around the county visiting families.”

Gemma Smith, EACH Suffolk Fundraiser said: “It was lovely to have such a light-hearted visit from the sales team at Toyota, who brought fun and a touch of magic to the Treehouse. The team at Lancaster Toyota have supported us in so many ways in the past few months and the donation of a car for use by staff is such a generous gesture. Such generous support enables us to continue doing what we do best, providing care to children and families across Suffolk and this will make a big difference to staff who drive around the county to visit families at home, in hospital or in the community. It’s a real pleasure working with the team and we’d like to thank them for all their support.”