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Thank you Howards Motor Group, for your continued support

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

Everyone at The Brightwell is incredibly grateful to Peter Coleman, Chairman of the Howards Motor Group, as well as to his team, for their generous and continued support.

Peter and his fellow Directors, Chris Lee, Managing Director and Jonathan Coleman, Executive Director, pictured above, initially donated to The Brightwell via the Big Give in December 2021. That donation was used towards funding the installation of the new accessible electric door leading from the recently extended café seating area to the new terrace and garden, all of which represented part of a significant project in 2022.

The photo below shows Caz, one of our members and Trustees, making good use of the easy access onto the patio and gazebo area, having enjoyed the sunshine back in the late summer.

Howards then helped again with a significant donation as part of the charity’s “Project Green” strategy. At present the charity is working very hard to reduce their spiralling energy costs and to commit to reducing their carbon footprint by the installation of LED lighting.

Peter Coleman commented” We are so pleased to be able to support this excellent charity. We have seen first-hand, from working with Caz over many years, how the debilitating effects of MS can dramatically change someone’s life. Having visited The Brightwell back in the summer, I was impressed by the positive and supportive atmosphere and the very friendly welcome!”

The Howard’s second donation has ensured that as of mid-January 2023 all the centre’s outdoor lighting has been changed to LED and where possible to include motion sensors. This will significantly reduce the electricity consumption compared to the previous high usage outdoor light fittings.

The photo below shows the newly installed lighting as well as a great view of the terrace, gazebo and gardens.

Howards celebrated 50 years in business in 2022, and now represent 11 brands with 23 showrooms in Weston super-Mare, Taunton, Yeovil, and Dorchester. Both within the world of motor manufacturers and in terms of customer service they have an outstanding reputation and from our own members interest every dealership employs a Motability specialist. For further information about the Howards Group, please visit

If you would like to find out more about The Brightwell 100 please contact Caroline Blake-Symes, Trustee and Brightwell 100 Coordinator, mobile:07970 038135,

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