United we stand: Car workers' union digs deep for the needy - The Solihull Observer

United we stand: Car workers' union digs deep for the needy

Solihull Editorial 25th Dec, 2020   0

BIG-HEARTED car workers belonging to the Unite union’s Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Solihull branch raised £50,000 for five charities in the run up to Christmas.

Unite said that its 9,000 JLR branch members had dug deep to support the charities with £20,000 going to SIFA Fireside, the day centre for homeless and vulnerably housed adults, and £20,000 to the St Basil’s Youth Hub which helps homeless young people to find a home and employment.

The remaining £10,000 has been split between Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church Foodbank (£3,000), Erdington Baptist Church Foodbank (£3,000), and Crisis Skylight Birmingham (£4,000).

Unite plant convenor Solihull operations, and global chair of convenors, JLR Mick Graham said: “The branch felt it could make a significant difference with this donation and make a difference to people in dire circumstances, at least to eat and obtain support where needed.”

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