- Created: 16 July 2015
Above: Mary McLaughlin - Corporate Fundraising Officer for The Christie, and David Newman - Chief Executive of Carole Nash
In case you hadn't heard, this year marks our 30th birthday at Carole Nash. We've spent these 30 years treating your bikes and classic cars with the care they deserve, and giving as much back to the biking and motor enthusiast communities as we can through great deals, support for owners clubs, and loads more.
Our birthday has provided us with plenty of time to reflect, and look at how we can further support these and other communities throughout the UK and Ireland.
To celebrate our birthday year, we have asked our fantastic and conscientious staff to nominate loads of worthy charities for us to support, and we held a vote to choose five that would receive a share of a £30,000 donation to mark the 30 years since Carole Nash founded her own company out of her Manchester home.
The Christie NHS Foundation Hospital Trust has received £10,500 to contribute towards the great work of the Cancer Appeal Fund, to help them continue their vital work improving cancer care and treatment in the North West and across the country.
Corporate Fundraising Officer for The Christie, Mary McLaughlin, said: "We were delighted to receive this generous donation from Carole Nash. This money will help us continue our work in improving cancer care and treatment for patients across the North West and beyond."
North West Air Ambulance Charity has received £7,500 to help fund the day-to-day running of their three helicopters as they provide rapid-response treatment across the North West.
Liz Greenwood, Fundraiser for the Manchester and East Lancashire areas, commented: "Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service that we provide, our charity would not be here without the generosity of the North West community and local companies like Carole Nash."
The Counselling & Family Centre – a charity particularly close to our hearts thanks to all of the important work they have done in our local community of Altrincham over the years – has received £6,000 to contribute towards free counselling services and developing community projects.
"This wonderful donation to our charity will help us continue to offer our services free to those most in need, and to develop exciting new community projects", said manager Jo Allen.
£3,000 has been donated to Forever Manchester to assist with the funding for six grassroots community projects in neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester.
Chief executive, Nick Massey DL, said: "We're very pleased to receive this donation. £3,000 can deliver real impact and make a meaningful difference in supporting grassroots community projects at a local level."
And last, but certainly not least, £3,000 has been donated to road safety charity Brake, who work nationwide to prevent needless deaths and injuries that occur on roads every day – a cause that is also very important to us as bikers and motorcycle specialists.
Joe Fenton, Community Fundraising Officer at Brake, said: "We're thrilled to receive the generous donation from Carole Nash. The donation will enable us to continue our dedicated work preventing road death and injury and supporting families who have been bereaved or injured in road crashes."
We hope these funds help these charities continue with their important work of treating everyone with the care they deserve, throughout our local community and beyond. It's our way of thanking our community for their support over the years, and using our birthday as an opportunity to give something back.
Please take the time to explore the amazing work these charities do, and join us in raising a birthday toast to their continued success!