Jaguar Land Rover workers raise £17k to help local charities through coronavirus crisis - The Solihull Observer

Jaguar Land Rover workers raise £17k to help local charities through coronavirus crisis

Solihull Editorial 6th Apr, 2020 Updated: 6th Apr, 2020   0

WORKERS at Jaguar Land Rover have raised over £17,000 for regional charities.

As the coronavirus pandemic grips the country, many charities are struggling to bring in donations. Funds raised by JLR staff will help a food bank and the NSPCC.

A spokesman for Jaguar Land Rover said: “As the region copes with the impact of the virus, our employee-led charity committee has pledged help for those who are likely to be hardest hit – by making the its largest ever donation to local good causes.”

The group will give £5,000 to Renewal CC, a Solihull charity running a food bank, and £5000 to Age UK Solihull, which will be delivering food parcels to around 10,000 of Solihull’s vulnerable elderly residents.

Another £7,000 from the manufacturer’s staff will go to Childline Birmingham, which provides free counselling to young people in the Midlands.

The funds will go towards additional technology that will enable the service, run by the NSPCC, to continue to operate during the crisis, where more children stuck at home are reaching out for help.

Ziv Israeli, Service Head of Childline Birmingham, said: “More children and young people are indoors and so we have experienced an increased need for our service. We are incredibly grateful for Jaguar Land Rover staff’s generosity, as donations such as these will prove fundamental in providing key resources so we can continue to be there for those who need us desperately right now.”

Adam Lawrance, Jaguar Land Rover employee and chair of the Solihull Charity Committee said: “This is a difficult time for everybody, but we are thankful there are initiatives to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

“The money, which has been raised by our employees, will make a big difference to those charities doing such vital work to help people through this uncertain time.”


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