Aston Martin Reading and Aston Martin Cheltenham teamed up to bring a boot-full of Christmas cheer to their local hospitals. The Berkshire staff made their delivery in a Divine Red Aston Martin DB11 Volante, while the Cheltenham team opted to use an Aston Martin DBX as a stand-in for Santa’s sleigh.
Making full use of its 632 litres of boot space, the Aston Martin Cheltenham team filled up the DBX with toys requested by the play specialists at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to ensure all presents received are age appropriate and sensory for educational and health purposes. The presents provide something to open over the Christmas period, as well as a bank of gifts for the coming year.
Aston Martin Cheltenham worked with the Pied Piper Appeal, formed to build a new Children’s unit for the sick children in the county, which opened in 2004. With outpatients, A&E and the unit itself 20,000 children now pass through each year.
Aston Martin Reading, meanwhile, worked directly with the Lion Ward at Royal Berkshire hospital, responsible for the care of young oncology patients, arriving in style with a DB11 Volante filled to the brim with gifts. In a year when the children have had fewer visits from outside entertainers, the arrival of the Aston Martin Cheltenham and Reading teams helped lift the children’s spirits, especially with the gifts delivered in such style.
The Aston Martin DBX is powered by a new version of the characterful 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in the DB11 and Vantage which, when paired with a lightweight aluminium construction and advanced chassis, ensures DBX drives like no other SUV. It drives like a sports car. The Aston Martin DB11 Volante, meanwhile, is the latest in a long line of famed ‘DB’ Aston Martins, a lineage of models that includes icons like the DB4. This four-seat sports car is the purest distillation of the Aston Martin brand, bringing craftsmanship, power, beauty and comfort together in one enticing package.