PEOPLE who are planning to attend the Bristol Balloon Fiesta this month (August, 2016) are invited by two car dealerships in the city to a series of free eco-workshops at the event.
Staff from Wessex Garages at Cribbs Causeway and its Used Supercentre on Pennywell Road will be at the event at Ashton Court from August 11 until 14 hosting free hands-on advice sessions on environmentally-friendly driving and basic vehicle maintenance.
Simon Newson, General Manager at Wessex Garages’ Nissan brand centre on Hayes Way, said: “We’re excited to once again be attending the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. It is such a great family event. This year we’re holding workshops at our stand to offer information to attendees on topics such as eco-friendly driving and electric vehicles as well as basic vehicle maintenance and Nissan GT-R care.
“The workshops will run daily during the Fiesta and there will be a board at our stand with timings available so we’re inviting people to pop along and see us for further details.
“During the event we’ll be collecting donations for our two dealerships’ charities of the year – Dance Voice in Bedminster, which is one of the UK’s leading centres dedicated to community-based creative arts therapy and The Rainbow Centre for Children that provides professional therapeutic support to children and their families affected by life threatening illness and bereavement.
“At our stand we will also have a Nissan GT-R supercar simulator, which people can ride for £3 a go as well as a free prize draw to win a fantastic balloon ride in partnership with Bristol Balloons.”
To add to this, anyone who purchases a new Nissan vehicle during the event will also get a free balloon ride as a complimentary gift.
Simon added: “The full range of new Nissan vehicles will be on show at our stand for people to have a look at and we will also be handing out goody bags, free balloons to children and free glow sticks before the Nightglow and Firework Finale on Saturday, August 13.”
Wessex Garages’ picnic blankets will be available to purchase as well.
Wessex Garages has outlets in Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester and Newport. It specialises in new and used car sales across South Wales and the South West.
For more information, please call Wessex Garages, which is located on Hayes Way at Cribbs Causeway on 0117 992 6222, Wessex Garages’ Used Supercentre on Pennywell Road on 01173 322 646, visit www.wessexgarages.com, follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wessexgarages or log on to www.facebook.com/wessexgarages.
Photograph caption: Adam Hallett, Master Technician at Wessex Garages, gets ready for the hands-on advice sessions at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.