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Welsh Centenary Grove Unveiled as MITC’s Partnership with The Woodland Trust Takes Root

The first of three Centenary Groves planted as part of Moto in the Community’s partnership with The Woodland Trust was unveiled earlier this week (November 7th) in Ffos Las, South Wales. Jeff Parfrey, Regional Operations Director at ‎Moto Hospitality and Jerry Langford, Woodland Trust’s Director for Wales marked the occasion by unveiling a post and plaque at the grove and Oak and Alder trees were planted by staff from Moto’s Swansea site and pupils from their adopted school Penllegaer Primary School. The three groves (groups of trees) in England, Scotland and Wales (Langley Vale in Surrey, Dreghorn Woods near Glasgow...

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Mighty Burton Team Complete Born Survivor Challenge

An 8 strong team from the Burton site undertook a mammoth challenge earlier this month, completing the Born Survivor course in aid of their community partner Unique Kidz and Co. Held in the Lake District, Born Survivor is one of the most varied and muddy obstacle events in the UK, featuring 30 obstacles over a hilly 10 kilometre course in the grounds of Lowther Castle. The team made up of Jason Vance, Luke Stephenson, Callum Jackson, Matthew Doey, Stephen McMinn, Ben Sharpe, Chloe Gilbert and Laura Hayton completed the course in a time of under 2 hours but most importantly...

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MOTO’s Intrepid Cyclists Complete the Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2017

Punctures, crashes, torrential rain and gale-force headwinds were just a few of the extra challenges thrown at MOTO’s team of cyclists who undertook the Big Battlefield Bike Ride last week (September 10th – 16th). Riding alongside over 200 fellow fundraisers and members of the wounded, injured and sick military community, MOTO’s riders cycled 350 miles through France, Belgium and into the Netherlands taking in key military sites and thought provoking history along the way. So far the team have raised an astonishing £16,500 for MOTO’s national charity partner Help for Heroes. Cyclists Brian Larkin (Chairman of MITC and Regional Director...

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Four-ward March for Jackie!

Jackie Smith from MOTO Birch Westbound was celebrating this summer having completed 'Wieroaagse Nimegen', the largest multiple day marching event in the world. Held in Nijmegen in the Netherlands every July, the event requires participants to march a marathon a day for four days. Jackie, who works at Costa at the Birch site joined over 40,000 marchers from across the globe at the start line and successfully completed the challenge receiving a hard-earned medal for her efforts. Arpad Pajor-Mazur, Deputy General Manager at the Birch site said: “We are hugely proud of Jackie and her fantastic achievement. Jackie also raised...

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Lancaster Site’s Partnership with St John’s Hospice Goes from Strength to Strength

Moto Lancaster’s burgeoning relationship with a local hospice has resulted in nearly £7000 being raised in just over 12 months. St John’s hospice in Lancaster became one of the site’s community partners in 2016. Since then a range of fundraising initiatives have taken place in aid of the hospice, which provides free palliative care to patients in North Lancashire, South Lakes and parts of North Yorkshire with life shortening conditions. Individual grants have funded an IPad to enable patients to better keep in touch with friends and family as well as 8 new coffee tables and wardrobes to help the...

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