WHO would have thought Jag tagging would prove a huge money spinner for charity?
Car lover Stuart Dixon has been inviting supporters to tag his sporty motors and make a donation to good causes for almost four years now.
And the impressive total raised so far is now nearing the £200,000 mark, despite Stuart having to put his visits to car shows on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Stuart, who began by supporting ten charities before focussing his fundraising on Bluebell Wood, filled up his first Jag in double-quick time and his second four-wheeled sponsorship magnet is proving just as popular.
He even managed to raise more than £23,000 in a matter of three months after Covid restrictions, which had held him back from touring, were eased in the summer, taking the total to £196,000 just before Christmas.
The former company director from Retford, who owns seven Jaguars, said he hoped 2022 could be even busier — and revealed he had set his heights on smashing £250,000.
“For 18 months I was not raising anything because there were no shows and I’’m still being cautious but we still managed £23,000 between July and October,” he said.
“A couple of my drivers reckon we will make it to £250,000 this year.
“I'm hoping things will settle down with Covid by March or April and we can get to some outside shows.”
Stuart said he felt as the second sponsored car was becoming more “tagged” it was a magnet for money-making adding: “As it is getting more covered, I think it's attracting more and more people.”
To sponsor Stuart online, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sherwoodjaguarracing.
Members of the public can pay £5 for their sticker on the bottom half of the car or £10 for one on the top, while businesses can grab a spot for £200. Businesses pay £200.