Bridgestone has committed to support the European Pact for Youth initiative, a mutual engagement of business leaders and the EU to develop and intensify business-education partnerships aimed at boosting youth employability and inclusion. The commitment was signed on 17 November by Franco Annunziato, chief executive officer and president of Bridgestone EMEA, at the Enterprise 2020 Summit in Brussels. Bridgestone also served as a summit sponsor.
Didcot-based Scotlands Ash Garage has revealed that for every MOT it undertakes between 1 November 2015 – 31 December 2016, it will donate £1 to the Teenage Cancer Trust, with the grand total expected to top more than £2000.
With around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every single day in the UK, Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity committed to providing world-class cancer services for this unique age group in the UK. The life-changing care and support provided ensures young people do not have to face the challenges of cancer alone.
Goodyear Dunlop has signed up to international transport development charity Transaid’s corporate membership scheme. As a result, the manufacturer will support a number of Transaid’s projects including professional driver training programmes and maternal health projects. Its annual membership contribution will provide the charity with essential unrestricted funds, which can be put towards the testing and implementation of new programmes and transport systems in Africa, aimed at improving road safety and access to healthcare and livelihoods.
Paul Jarrold Tyres of Monmouth, South Wales is supporting the future of farming with donations to its local young farmers club. The dealer – based on Wonastow Road Industrial Estate and part of Michelin’s Exelagri network of farm tyre specialists – began supporting Gwent Young Farmers’ Clubs almost three years ago, contributing towards the cost of the organisation’s new clubhouse. Since then the company has continued to look for opportunities to lend its support and for the past year has given £50 per month.
On Saturday 26 September a team of four from CAM took part in the Devil Mud Run in Cheltenham, overcoming the arduous, eight kilometre course across open, rugged, muddy countryside featuring 31 obstacles to raise £800 for the company’s three chosen charities: The Galley in Gloucester, Ruskin Mill College near Stroud and Dursley Youth Rugby.
Executives from the transport and logistics industry pedalled more than 330km across Wales and Ireland this weekend, conquering hills and negotiating steep descents, raising £53,000 for international development charity, Transaid.
The annual NTDA Zenises Golf Day completed a hat-trick of appearances at the world-class Brocket Hall venue in July. With 81 members out on the golf course and over 100 joining together for the evening’s dinner and entertainment, 2015 saw record numbers of participants for the NTDA Zenises Golf Day.
CAM is supporting Gloucestershire-based Ruskin Mill College as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme for 2015. The college, which recently achieved a new ‘Good’ rating following an Ofsted inspection, is one of four specialist centres operated by Ruskin Mill Trust that provides Practical Skills Therapeutic Education, inspired by Rudolf Steiner, John Ruskin and William Morris, for both day and residential provision.
Staff at Newport-based motor factor, Fast Parts Wales, have taken part in the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge, raising nearly £2000 for Tŷ Hafan, the family hospice for young lives.
The Fast Parts team, comprising Steve Jones, Alice Jones, David Irwin, Andrew Berty, Adam Haines, Marcus Williams & Lee Whitcombe, followed up last year’s sky diving fundraiser by taking part in the challenge, travelling to each destination in a Volkswagen T5, kindly donated for the day by Merthyr Self Storage.
Automotive industry charity BEN will take part in the National Care Home Open Day on 19 June 2015. The idea behind the day is to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships.
Hankook Tyre UK will host HRH The Princess Royal at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union match between Northampton Saints and Saracens at StadiumMK, Milton Keynes, in April. The invitation was extended to The Princess Royal in her role as patron of Transaid, Hankook Tyre UK’s charity partner since 2006. Hankook is also established as a strong supporter of top class rugby union in England, having been an Elite Sponsor of current Aviva Premiership champions Northampton Saints since 2009. The Princess Royal has strong links with the sport too, being patron of both the Gloucestershire Rugby Football Union and the Scottish Rugby Union.
Leicestershire’s Jeff Fowkes Wheels has launched the second stage of its 2015 tyre safety campaign. Themed around Valentine’s Day, “Love your Tyres” is designed to encourage motorists “to show their tyres some love and participate in free tyre safety checks,” the tyre retailer states.
A Dundee motorist has been awarded a brand new car by Michelin, having taken part in the tyre manufacturer’s Young Driver programme. Rachel Cameron, aged 20, from Menzieshill, received a Vauxhall Adam after taking part in the programme, targeted at employees’ children and young employees aged between 16 and 24.
Pirelli will support local football club Burton Albion FC’s Community Trust Ghana project for the second consecutive year. The tyre manufacturer, a long-term sponsorship partner of Burton Albion, is donating £500 to apprentice Joe Green’s target of £2,500 to support his travel costs to participate in the project. The Burton Albion Community Trust Ghana project involves young people travelling to Ghana to help with various community projects, such as building houses in some of the most deprived areas in the world as well as volunteering in schools. Green will visit Ghana in May for 11 days.