Vauxhall team provides plenty of food for thought

Vauxhall Ellesmere Port give boost to Claire House and Age UK

Age UK Cheshire are giving out food parcels to people in Ellesmere Port, thanks to a generous donation from Vauxhall Motors

Older people in Ellesmere Port are receiving food parcels from Age UK Cheshire thanks to a generous donation from Vauxhall Motors.

The parcels contain a variety of long and short shelf-life foods, including pasta, jams, milk, soup, tinned tomatoes, tea and coffee and much more.

They are being distributed to more than 200 older people across the town.

The charity has linked up with the Ellesmere Port and Neston Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations (EPNAVCO) to ensure the food parcels are given out to people who are particularly in need.

They have already been given out to people at Age UK Cheshire’s day centres and through mobile libraries in surrounding areas.

Marketing officer at Age UK Cheshire, Georgina Alexander-Pulham, said: “We are so grateful to Vauxhall for their kind donation and to our volunteers who have been preparing the bags, ready for distribution.

“They have been really well received so far.”

Vauxhall Motors donated £2,100 for the food parcels earlier this year.

Claire House children's hospice have also been given a brand new car to help with its fundraising thanks to Vauxhall Motors.

Lauren Knight, marketing and communications executive, Leigh Rimmer, Vauxhall Ellesmere Port communications assistant, Stefan Fesser, plant director Vauxhall Motors Ellesmere Port, and Monica Raisbeck, Vauxhall Motors communications officer
Lauren Knight, marketing and communications executive, Leigh Rimmer, Vauxhall Ellesmere Port communications assistant, Stefan Fesser, plant director Vauxhall Motors Ellesmere Port, and Monica Raisbeck, Vauxhall Motors communications officer

Representatives from Claire House visited Vauxhall Ellesmere Port to receive the keys for their new Astra Sports Tourer which has been donated by the company to the hospice.

The car will be used by the Claire House fundraising team to support their fundraising efforts visiting groups, schools and businesses and helping them spread the word about the work of the hospice.

Claire House has to raise almost £3m this year to meet the cost of the care for children and young people with complex medical conditions they currently provide.

The hospice says the donation of the car is crucial in achieving their fundraising goals.

Vauxhall has donated a vehicle to Claire House every year since 2006 in recognition of the work they do.

Pat Faragher, director of fundraising at the hospice, said: “These vehicles are absolutely essential to allow us to raise the funds we need to provide the very best possible care for children, young people and families that rely on our services.

“We’re delighted to yet again be supported by Vauxhall Ellesmere Port and everyone in our fundraising team looks forward to getting out into the community in our new vehicle.”

 
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