Mini Sport Ltd. is the world’s premier Mini specialist, servicing more than 100 countries with Mini parts as well as restoration, repair and servicing of Minis. Astonishingly, it remains a family business and is based in Lancashire. You can find out more here.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in business, the company decided to host a special silent auction for Prevent Breast Cancer after its founder, Heather Harper, successfully battled breast cancer under the care of our very own chairman, Lester Barr MBE. Mini Sport auctioned off 20 unique and intricate aluminium models which were made in their factory.
Replicas of the historic rally Mini ‘NCK’, the aluminium models took around 600 hours to design and manufacture. They became the table centrepieces at the company’s anniversary gala before being silently auctioned, with the 20 highest bidders each walking away with this unique piece of Mini history and raising over £21,000 for the charity during the fundraiser.
This auction helped to raise a staggering £21,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer. The company have also chosen to make Prevent Breast Cancer their charity of the year.
Heather said: “When we celebrated 50 years in business, the family decided to make part of the evening a fundraising event, and asked me which charity I most wanted to support. I had no hesitation in putting forward Prevent Breast Cancer. For myself, my husband and family, it is a small gesture of appreciation for all the care and understanding extended by Mr Barr and his team during the past two and half years, and still ongoing. It’s important to me to help fund current research which will hopefully result in saving others in the years ahead.”
We are incredibly grateful to Mini Sport for their support and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.