The giveaway of an all-new Morgan Plus Four in the BBC’s The Big Night In appeal has raised £1.39m to support the coronavirus relief effort. The sum, raised through donations by the public in the draw, is being matched by the UK Government, bringing the total amount generated to almost £2.8m.
The funds are being split between Comic Relief and Children in Need, with all proceeds going to help the most vulnerable people across the UK who have been affected by the crisis. It will help to make sure people are safe from harm, mentally healthy and have access to food, warmth and shelter, as well as helping people stay connected, active and positive.
The winner of the Morgan Plus Four, who was picked at random, has been contacted and is “delighted and overwhelmed” to have won the car. Following the lifting of the lockdown restrictions, they will be invited to visit the company’s home in Malvern, Worcestershire, for a private tour of the factory, and have the chance to decide on the final specification of their car alongside Morgan’s renowned design team.
The all-new Plus Four, worth £62,995 before options, was donated by the Morgan Motor Company. The firm are also covering the first year of tax and insurance, and as two years’ servicing, for the winner.
Steve Morris, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Motor Company, said: “On behalf of the Morgan Motor Company, I would like to extend our gratitude to all those who entered the Plus Four competition and helped to contribute such a significant amount towards the Big Night In appeal. The amount raised exceeded the figure that we’d hoped to achieve, and we feel proud to have been able to help towards the relief efforts in such a way.
“We look forward to welcoming the winner to Malvern to specify their new car and watch it being built. Our team in Malvern is working hard to continue to help contribute to the relief efforts, and we would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of the key workers around the world for their incredible work to keep us all safe.”