News and events

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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The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Receive £20,000 Donation

Moto in the Community formed a new partnership this week when a cheque for £20,000 was presented to The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust to help fund a project in Slough. The donation comes directly from Moto Hospitality’s income from carrier bag sales during 2016. This is the second donation from this source following funding made to the Woodland Trust in April. The £20,000 grant will enable The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust to create a new ‘Pocket Park’ at Temple Wood, as part of their wider Transforming Slough community project. Located close to Moto sites Beaconsfield and Heston, the park area...

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Eggs-cellent Easter Fundraiser Results!

Moto sites sprang into action with flurry of activity during their annual Easter fundraiser in aid of national charity partner Help for Heroes. Easter bonnet competitions, raffles, charity tables and cycling were just a few of the events over the eight-day period that kept collection buckets filling up. In the spirit of true partnership, 12 lucky sites had visits from the Help for Heroes mascot Hero Bear and Help for Heroes volunteers lent a hand at 25 Moto sites. With every site participating, the team effort saw great results with a grand total £67,330 being raised. This forms part of...

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THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING!

The Moto Catering, Marketing, Retail and HR teams scaled new heights earlier this month when they climbed Mount Snowdon in aid of Moto in the Community. The 25 strong team conquered Snowdon - the highest mountain in Wales and Great Britain’s third highest peak - on May 10th and thanks to enormous support have broken their fundraising target. Individual sponsors combined with generous corporate donations from the likes of Ginsters, Paynes Dairies, Greggs, Costa, Hains Daniels, Britvic and 24/7 Marketing resulted in the walk raising £15,000. Marketing Director and MITC Trustee Chris Rogers said: “This is now our 7th joint...

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