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Team MOTO Joins the Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2017

It will be pedal power all the way when a team of five MOTO cyclists hit the road later this year for Help for Heroes. The team will get on their bikes for the challenge of a lifetime and undertake the 350-mile-long Big Battlefield Bike Ride. Riding alongside over 200 fellow fundraisers and members of the wounded, injured and sick military community, MOTO’s team of riders will cycle through France, Belgium and into the Netherlands taking in key military sites and thought provoking history along the way. Starting in Lille, the riders will pass through Waterloo then follow the 1944...

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Woolley Edge’s Ongoing Partnership with The Youth Association Benefits Young People Across Yorkshire

The Woolley Edge site have been working in partnership with Yorkshire based charity The Youth Association for six years, bringing benefits to both sides. The partnership takes a number of different forms including Youth Association staff helping the fundraising efforts at Woolley Edge and young people donating their services as mystery shoppers, reporting useful customer service feedback to the Moto site. In addition, grants made by Moto in the Community have helped the Youth Association deliver three successful projects: - A grant was made in 2016 to rebuild the garden walls at the association’s head office in Wakefield. This means...

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Help for Heroes collect Annual Fundraising Cheque, bringing Grand Total to £1.5 million

It was a proud day for Moto in the Community on Wednesday (February 8th) when Chairman Brian Larkin handed over a cheque for £400,000 to Help for Heroes. The cheque for Moto’s fundraising efforts in 2016 brings the grand total since Help for Heroes was adopted as the Trust’s national charity partner in 2012 to an enormous £1.5 million. Melanie Waters, CEO of Help for Heroes: “Congratulations to Moto in the Community Trust for another amazing year of fundraising in 2016 and on reaching the £1.5m milestone in support of Help for Heroes. Since 2012, the commitment of Moto employees...

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Budding Young Authors Rewarded Across the Country

The winners of MOTO’s Young Writer Competition have been announced, with the successful budding authors and their schools set to receive some fantastic prizes. Judged by Julia Green, an author of over fifteen novels for young readers, the competition asked pupils from schools adopted by MOTO service stations to write a story of 200 words or more on the theme of ‘Wild Places’. The winning entry from Dolphinholme School, the adopted school of Moto Lancaster, won its 9-year-old author a £50 WH Smith voucher as well as £2,500 towards outdoor play equipment for her school and a visit from Julia...

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Lancaster MOTO Triumph at the Blakemore Food Service Catering Awards

Lancaster MOTO will be needing a trophy cabinet for their staff room after winning two national awards for their fundraising efforts. The Blakemore Food Service Catering Awards - open to Blakemore’s customers across the catering industry - reward outstanding efforts across a range of categories including customer service, menus and work in the community. This year’s winners, from both the private and public sectors were announced on Thursday December 1st at a ceremony held at the East Midlands Conference Centre. Lancaster MOTO triumphed in the Your Community Interaction (private sector) category beating off stiff competition from 5 other contenders and...

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