Service station staff aid Heroes
Moto employees in Wetherby have played their part in raising £2m for Help for Heroes, which the charity will use to provide lifelong support for wounded Veterans.
The service station at Wetherby helped the Moto in the Community Trust (MITC), the charitable arm of Moto services, reach the milestone following a dedicated seven-year fundraising drive which included collections on Armed Forces Day, school holidays and Bank Holidays, and an annual Big Battlefield Bike Ride through Northern France.
Phil Williams, Moto’s Area General Manager at the Moto service station at Wetherby, said: “Help for Heroes is a cause close to my heart and it’s brilliant that Moto have been able to support the charity’s vital work.
“We’re a very busy service station here and all the staff really get into the fundraising spirit.”
The fundraising saw the team support the Big Battlefield Bike Ride by organising their own static pedal ride tombola stand.
At Christmas 2018 two staff, Andy and Shannon, volunteered their free time to dress up as elves and collect donations for Help for Heroes, raising for than £3,500.
The support has helped to fund mental health and wellbeing schemes, and keyworkers at the Help for Heroes Welfare Support Hubs, where specialists offer advice and guidance on issues such as money, health, housing and respite.
Former RAF Sergeant Martin Langford from Leeming, North Yorkshire, is among the beneficiaries who have been directly helped by the fundraising by Moto.