Wheels for Life
Over 20 years ago, the Wakeling family created the program, ‘Wheels for Life’, an initiative driven to give back to the local community. In addition to the long list of local sporting groups and events that Wakeling Automotive sponsors, the Wheels for Life program is one of Macarthur’s finest examples of a community supporting its own.
Every new and used vehicle purchased from Wakeling Automotive over the last 20 years, has seen $25 donated to the program. The total value of life saving equipment purchased for Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals to date amounts to over $1,620,000.
In 2015, the Wheels for Life program was expanded to include Moss Vale Motor group which has now purchased over $50,000 for Bowral and District Hospital.
In March 2017 many new items were purchased, such defibrillators for both the critical care unit (CCU) and operating theatres at Campbelltown Hospital, and a ventilator and bladder scanners for the Camden Hospital Emergency Department. The value of these purchases was $255,950.
The drive for the Wakeling family to begin this venture, and keep the commitment running for so long has always been about giving back to the Macarthur community, that has helped support and grow their business over the years. In the words of Paul: “…we’ve always based our business on supporting the community that supports us, and I can’t think of a better way than doing just that than through our local hospitals.”
Commitment, pride, and purpose is what continues to drive the Wheels for Life program, and every vehicle purchased paves the way to further strengthen our community and safeguard the lives of its people.
We would like the take this opportunity to thank everybody who has supported us throughout this journey. Without you, none of this would have been possible to reach. We look forward to what the future holds, and being able to share in the continued success of the Wheels for Life program.
Wakeling Automotive – Driving Macarthur and the Southern Highlands!