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Motor factor donates 'egg-cellent' surprise to local causes

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Autoparts UK has donated hundreds of Easter eggs to a number of charities and good causes in a bid to raise spirits and support children in local communities.

In Inverness, a total of 120 eggs were donated to charities and schools including YPeople Aftercare, Milburn Academy and Women’s aid.

Amanda Learmoth, key worker at YPEOPLE, said: “Thank you very much to the Autoparts UK team for their kind donation of Easter Eggs for the young people we support and our staff team. They have been gratefully received by all.”

Elaine at Inverness Women’s Aid Inverness was also very grateful for the donation, commenting: “We’d like to thank Autoparts so much for dropping off their kind donation of Easter eggs for our clients – this will be very much appreciated by the children we are supporting at the moment.”

May Beaton, Quality Improvement Officer for Highland Council took delivery of the eggs at Milburn Academy who are looking after children of key workers, adding: “Thank you so much for the donation of Easter Eggs from Autoparts. Children of our key workers will be delighted with their gift of Easter Eggs.”

A further 110 eggs were given to the Gallatown Gala and Community Group, a constituted community group supported by Kirkcaldy YMCA. The group distributed the gifts to the children in the Gallatown area of Kirkcaldy.

A spokesperson at the group said:

“We wanted to say thank you for donating the Easter Eggs on behalf of Autoparts UK. We are delighted to advise that the eggs have been distributed this afternoon along with Easter Craft packs donated by Link Up Project to children in the Gallatown area of Kirkcaldy.”

Eggs were also given to a local children’s charity in Kirkcaldy, a local hub school in Dundee, and 110 eggs donated to Royston Hill Community Hub, where Royston Youth Action placed them into food parcels that were sent to Clyde Cash for Kids. 

Midwest Motor Factors, based in the West Midlands and also part of Arnold Clark, shared 140 eggs between the local community.

These included The Good Shepherd Wolverhampton, a church that hosts a daily soup kitchen for the homeless and runs a food bank, with the eggs going into family food packs; Chase Lighthouse, a support group based in Cannock working alongside Staffordshire Council to support vulnerable and homeless adults with food and essential living items; and The Trussell Trust, a nationwide network of food banks with a branch at Chase Terrace.

Craig McCracken, Group Factor Manager, said: “A lot of these charities and causes are close to the hearts of our team and their families, so we were delighted to be able to play our part and ensure children in our local communities can celebrate the Easter spirit, despite these difficult times.”