Jaguar Land Rover employees have presented special gifts to a number of North West charities to help them during the festive season.
The plant’s charity fund has donated £1,000 each to eleven charities nominated by Halewood employees: Stick n Step, Down Syndrome Liverpool, Friends of Beechley Stables, Wish CDG (Whiston & St. Helens Children’s Diabetes Group), St. Rocco’s Hospice, Warrington, Kids In Need and Distress, Alzheimer’s Society Liverpool, The Maisy Rose Project, Halton Haven Hospice, Missionaries of Charity (Liverpool) and Barnardo’s South City in Garston. Representatives from the charities visited the plant recently to attend a presentation event. Our representative was trustee Thomas Regan whose father and brother-in-law helped secure the £1000 donation to DSL.
The plant’s charity committee raised the money at a dinner dance held at the Crowne Plaza Liverpool in October which attracted more than 420 employees and suppliers and raised £17,000. The remaining funds will be used to provide smaller donations to charities nominated by employees in 2011.
Michael Straughan, Operations Director, said, “Our dinner dance was a huge success and I’d like to thank all of our suppliers who attended the event for their generosity. We are pleased to donate £11,000 to so many worthwhile local charities and hope these donations make a difference to those who require help and support over the festive period and beyond.”
Stephen Yip from Kids In Need and Distress, added, “I would like to thank all at Jaguar Land Rover for the very kind and generous donation of £1,000 towards our 2010 Christmas Appeal. This kind donation is both very much appreciated and very much needed especially in the present economic climate if we are to reach our target of making Christmas a great deal happier and less stressful for some 7,000 unlucky children and their families from within our community.”