Fundraisers from Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham, Solihull, Tamworth and LSH Auto's head office

LSH Auto has raced across the finish line for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity, raising £2,600 for its patients at the charity’s Dragon Boat Race.

49 teams from businesses across the West Midlands competed in the two-day event, held canalside at the Mailbox in Birmingham, including 17 colleagues from Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham, Solihull, Tamworth and LSH Auto’s Head Office.

Each boat held a crew of 17 people paddling in traditional dragon boats to compete in races over 200m, with one crew member beating a drum to keep the paddlers in unison. LSH Auto took part in the adrenaline-pumping event and emerged as the race-day winners, claiming the title with a time of one minute and seven seconds.

Rachel McDermott, HR Manager for LSH Auto, said: “We’re really grateful to everybody who sponsored us and contributed to this weekend’s fantastic event. Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals do an amazing job and those contributions will make a significant impact on the lives of many women, babies, children and families in their care.


“The day was filled with laughter, teamwork, and pure excitement as we paddled our way to success. To emerge as the overall winners was a fantastic achievement, and along the way we strengthened our team relationships and made bonds that will last a lifetime.”

Helen Miles, head of corporate partnerships at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re so thankful to the whole team at LSH Auto – and all the teams who took part – for going above and beyond for our patients. This was our third dragon boat race, and every year we are blown away by the efforts and enthusiasm shown by all the teams.

“Congratulations to LSH Auto for their win! The money they’ve raised will make a world of difference to the experience we can offer our patients. We hope to see them back out on the water next year too!”

LSH Auto UK is part of the world’s largest Mercedes-Benz dealership group which operates in over 110 cities in seven markets around the world and is the leading provider of premium car sales and services in each of these markets.

With dealerships in the Midlands and the North West, LSH Auto offers all-new models from Mercedes-Benz, smart and BYD, as well as premium approved used vehicles and exceptional aftersales services including maintenance, repairs, servicing, parts and accessories.