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Moto in the Community Reaches £5 million Charity Target

Moto staff, customers, suppliers and partners were celebrating this week as the Moto in the Community Trust reached its £5 million charity target. Launched in 2005 the Trust was set up to benefit both national charities and the local communities in which Moto’s network of motorway services operate in. Of that £5 million, Help for Heroes, the Trust’s national charity partner since 2012 has received £1.9 million in funding to support veterans in the armed forces, over 400 other community groups and charities have benefitted from grants and donations, and the Trust continues to support its network of 56 adopted...

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The Woodland Trust receives £100k to support project honouring war heroes

Moto in the Community (MITC) presented the Woodland Trust with a cheque for £100,000 this week (Thursday 29th March) thanks to income generated from Moto Hospitality’s, carrier bag sales. This is the second annual donation to the Trust that Moto has provided. The 2017 donation helped to support the charity’s First World War Centenary Woods commemoration project. As the UK's largest woodland conservation charity, the Trust plants and protects trees and woods across the country, with the aim of creating a UK rich in native trees and woods for people and wildlife. The Centenary Woods project is planting millions of...

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BOOK PLEDGE SEES ANOTHER £140,000 WORTH OF BOOKS GIVEN TO ADOPTED SCHOOLS

Our Books for Schools programme recently saw over 16,000 books donated to our partner schools, worth a staggering £140,000. Thanks to a partnership with Oxford University Press, bundles of books including classics, picture books, reading books and dictionaries were made available free of charge to all of our 56 adopted schools located right across the country. This annual programme has been running since 2006 and in that time we’ve provided over 141,000 books and literacy resources for use in schools.

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HELP FOR HEROES COLLECT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CHEQUE, BRINGING £2M TARGET TANTALISINGLY CLOSE!

Help for Heroes received their annual donation from MOTO last week (7th February) with the charity’s co-founder Bryn Parry accepting a cheque for £400,000 at the Moto conference. The £400,000 donation from Moto’s fundraising efforts in 2017 brings the grand total since Help for Heroes was adopted as the Trust’s national charity partner in 2012 to £1.9 million, just £100,000 away from the £2m pledge Moto made at the outset of the partnership. £100,000 of this most recent funding will be used to fund three Welfare Support Keyworkers. The workers based at Phoenix House, Catterick work on a one-to-one basis...

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Woodland Trust Partnership Continues to Blossom

Children from MOTO Reading’s adopted school and members of staff from the Reading site rolled up their sleeves earlier to plant over 100 trees at the Eastbound services. Working together, the nine pupils from Battle Primary Academy and seven staff planted the mixture of oak, field maple, silver birch and hazel trees. The trees will grow into valuable components of the local environment, helping to absorb pollution and provide homes for wildlife. The planting is the latest joint initiative between the two organisations. Last year MITC donated more than £100,000 through income from carrier bag sales in support of The...

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