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Budding Young Authors Rewarded Across the Country

The winners of MOTO’s Young Writer Competition have been announced, with the successful budding authors and their schools set to receive some fantastic prizes. Judged by Julia Green, an author of over fifteen novels for young readers, the competition asked pupils from schools adopted by MOTO service stations to write a story of 200 words or more on the theme of ‘Wild Places’. The winning entry from Dolphinholme School, the adopted school of Moto Lancaster, won its 9-year-old author a £50 WH Smith voucher as well as £2,500 towards outdoor play equipment for her school and a visit from Julia...

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Lancaster MOTO Triumph at the Blakemore Food Service Catering Awards

Lancaster MOTO will be needing a trophy cabinet for their staff room after winning two national awards for their fundraising efforts. The Blakemore Food Service Catering Awards - open to Blakemore’s customers across the catering industry - reward outstanding efforts across a range of categories including customer service, menus and work in the community. This year’s winners, from both the private and public sectors were announced on Thursday December 1st at a ceremony held at the East Midlands Conference Centre. Lancaster MOTO triumphed in the Your Community Interaction (private sector) category beating off stiff competition from 5 other contenders and...

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MITC Grant Set to Make a Difference For Budding Paralympian

Moto in the Community, has continued its charitable partnership with Help for Heroes by making a substantial grant towards budding Paralympian, Gareth Golightly’s sports training. Gareth, who lives in Newcastle with his wife Denise and three young children, lost his right leg in a road traffic accident in 2002 whilst in the armed forces. Since 2012, with encouragement from his family and several charities Gareth has been increasingly focussed on sports with inspiring results: • Winning a gold medal in wheelchair basketball at the London Invictus Games 2014. • Completing the Hero Ride 2013 on a hand cycle covering 445...

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“HERO AWARD” FOR JON AND GUY

Two Moto executives have been rewarded for the “fantastic support” they have given to our chosen charity, Help for Heroes, through Moto in the Community. Southern Region Operations Director Jon Shore and IT Director Guy Latchem have won the charity’s Hero Award for their work in raising funds, Jon through the annual golf day and Guy through the annual clay pigeon shooting day. They received the award at a ceremony at the Tedworth House Recovery Centre. Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder of Help for Heroes said: “For those suffering an injury or illness due to service, their recovery can last...

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BALLOON RACE WAS A SOARAWAY SUCCESS

The Moto maintenance team’s third annual balloon race in aid of MITC was a soaraway success, raising nearly £16,000. The total of £15,600 beat the target of £15,000 and smashed the previous year’s total of £13,350. More than 300 balloons were sold to suppliers. The maintenance team assembled an efficient production line to inflate the balloons, tie them and attached labels in readiness for the race, held in Ross-on-Wye. The winning balloon was found 53 miles away in Bromsgrove, near Worcester, earning £50 for the person who found it and a £300 Red Letter Day voucher for its sponsor Global...

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