Wakeling Automotive's Wheels for Life 2018 program raises $180,000 for Macarthur hospitals

DELIGHTED: Campbelltown Hospital staff and Wakeling Autmotive team members with some of the items that have been purchased thanks to the Wheels for Life initiative.
DELIGHTED: Campbelltown Hospital staff and Wakeling Autmotive team members with some of the items that have been purchased thanks to the Wheels for Life initiative.

Macarthur’s hospital staff have 180,000 reasons to smile thanks to the generosity of Wakeling Automotive.

Wakeling’s 2018 Wheels for Life program generated more than $180,000 for Campbelltown and Camden hospitals.

Wakeling collects $25 from every new or used vehicle sold and donates the funds to the Wheels for Life initiative.

Wakeling Automotive’s managing director Scott Wakeling said this year’s donation had helped hospital staff purchase nine new pieces of equipment, including ventilators and bladder scanners.

“We continue to be proud of everything we achieve with the Wheels for Life program,” he said.

“It is very important to us to be able to help the hospitals purchase equipment that can be used to help people in need.”

Wakeling Automotive launched Wheels for Life in 1997.

The initiative has raised more than $1.43 million for Campbelltown and Camden hospitals in the 21 years since.

Mr Wakeling said his business was proud to run Wheels for Life for more than two decades.

“We are very big on helping the community where possible and this is one of the best ways to assist our family, friends and customers,” he said.

A Campbelltown Hospital spokeswoman thanked Wakeling Automotive for its ongoing support.

“Campbelltown and Camden hospitals are extremely grateful for the Wheels for Life program,” she said.