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MOTO’s Determined Cyclists Complete the Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2018

Moto’s ten strong team of cyclists are celebrating back on home soil this week having completed the Big Battlefield Bike Ride in aid of national charity partner Help for Heroes. Riding alongside over 200 fellow fundraisers and members of the wounded, injured and sick military community, the team cycled 350 miles in five days (June 10th – 15th) through France and Belgium following in the footsteps of the Allied forces during the First World War. The journey, ever more poignant this year, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, started in Compiegne, the site of the...

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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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