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ANOTHER AMAZING £400,000 DONATED TO HELP FOR HEROES

Help for Heroes received their annual donation from MITC recently, when they were presented with a cheque last month (January 30th). The donation of £400,000 brings the total funds raised to £2.3million since Help for Heroes became MITC’s national charity partner in 2012, well over the £2million the trust originally pledged to raise. This latest funding has enabled the charity to develop adaptive gardens for horticultural therapy in the south of the country and provide a specialist family room at their recovery centre in Catterick. The charity has also employed three specialist key workers to provide welfare support for wounded...

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FUNDS SKY-ROCKET WITH ANNUAL BALLOON RACE

Total Equipment have won the Maintenance Team’s annual charity balloon race with their prize-winning balloon travelling an impressive 62 miles! The race, held on August 9th saw over 300 balloons inflated and released from Nottingham’s Army Barracks. Total Equipment receive a £300 Red Letter Day voucher as their balloon travelled the furthest distance but the biggest winner was Moto in the Community, with the race raising a staggering £17,286. Jo Petford, Support Centre Manager said: “Congratulations to our worthy winners but we’d also like to thank everyone who took part in the race and contributed to a brilliant fund-raising effort....

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NEW BIRD HIDE READY TO OPEN ITS DOORS THANKS TO A MITC DONATION TO THE WILDFOWL AND WETLANDS TRUST

A new Shepherd’s Hut at The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s Slimbridge reserve, was officially opened by WWT Chief Executive Martin Spray and MITC Chairman Brian Larkin this September. Located near the Severn estuary at the trust’s Gloucestershire reserve, and built with £20,000 of MITC funding, the hut is just one element of a wider makeover at Slimbridge taking place over the next two years. Open to the public next spring, the Shepherd’s Hut will offer birdwatchers and photographers shelter whilst enjoying views of the wild floodplain of the Severn and the birds and wildlife living there. The hut is the...

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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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