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Moto in the Community donates £100,000 to the Woodland Trusts Projects

Moto in the Community (MITC) formed a new partnership last week when a cheque for £100,000 was presented to The Woodland Trust. The donation comes directly from Moto Hospitality’s income from carrier bag sales during 2016. The Woodland Trust, is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity, protects and campaigns on behalf of the UK’s woods, restores ancient woodland and plants more trees for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust will be using the funds for its work and it will include creating three Centenary Groves at Langley Vale in Surrey, Dreghorn Woods near Glasgow and Ffos Las, in...

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Author visits School to Meet Prize Winning Young Writers

Dolphinholme CE Primary School received an exciting visitor last week when author Julia Green came to visit on Friday March 24th to present them with prizes won in MOTO’s Young Writer Competition. Julia, an author of over fifteen novels for young readers, was one of the judges of the competition that tasked pupils from schools adopted by MOTO service stations to write a story of 200 words or more on the theme of ‘Wild Places’. Evelyn Worthington a pupil at Dolphinholme, the adopted school of MOTO Lancaster was selected as the overall winner scooping £2,500 towards outdoor play equipment or...

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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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