Solihull Jaguar Land Rover workers donate Discovery Sport car to life-saving charity - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Jaguar Land Rover workers donate Discovery Sport car to life-saving charity

Solihull Editorial 22nd Feb, 2019   0

COMMUNITY-spirited employees at Jaguar Land Rover have donated a new Land Rover Discovery Sport to a life-saving charity.

FastAid is a Community First Responders organisation in which trained volunteers in the nearby area respond to emergency calls before the ambulance arrives.

The Land Rover was handed over to a team of volunteers at an event at the Solihull plant, home to FastAid volunteer and employee Jeff Way. The ten-year volunteer regularly attends emergencies and has been awarded a commendation after saving the life of a five-week-old baby.

He said: “I started volunteering in my community after witnessing a tragic fire at a neighbour’s house 15 years ago. I decided then that I could do more to help my community.”

FastAid chairman Terry Flower thanked the company: “On an average month we attend approximately 200 emergency calls, supporting with more than 1,000 volunteering hours. By donating this car to FastAid, Jaguar Land Rover employees are supporting our life-saving work in the heart of the local community.

“The Discovery Sport will enable our volunteers to reach an emergency situation quicker, even in hard-to-get-to places, and save the charity thousands of pounds which can be invested into training and life-saving equipment. Thank you Jaguar Land Rover.”

In the last four years the scheme – which allows employees to donate a car to a local charity – has donated over £244,500 and 20 vehicles to good causes including Midlands Air Ambulance, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Gro-Organic and Troop Aid.

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