Working with Charities

2016 was another busy year for the Trust, but one which proved to be our best yet. We are extremely proud of the £305,407.37 raised to benefit worthy causes in and around the local communities of Burnaston and Deeside.

Funds are raised in a variety of ways, with the main source of income being generated from our Lean Approach Seminars.  Our Public Visit Programme also supports the Trust by requesting a small donation from visitors to our facility. 

Employee involvement in the community is encouraged and, where appropriate, the Trust offer financial support through a number of channels.  For example:-

  • Members who undertake a sponsored activity on behalf of a charity are able to request Member Match-Funding, where the Trust will match up to £1,000 of any sponsorship raised. 
  • Members who have an active role within a charity or community group are eligible to apply for funding of up to £5,000 - see the Member Grants page for more information.
  • Members are encouraged to volunteer, in their own time, for worthy projects local to where they live. Funding of up to £2,000 is available to support this type of activity.

Our members are also encouraged to support the Trust and they have done so in many wonderful and wacky ways. 

Activities have ranged from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to showing off their favourite Christmas jumpers at work by contriburing £1 to the Trust.


Each year, many of our Members take part in the Derby 10K - 2017 was no exception with runners choosing to run and raise funds for the Trust.  They all managed to cross the line and collect their medals - well done!




Rhiannon Garvey & Hazel Clint organised an 80's disco for Children with Cancer UK in March. Everyone got into the spirit of it and dressed up. Outfits ranged from Adam Ant to Madonna and even Guns n Roses gate crashed the party. Many Toyota members enjoyed the night which raised £1136, plus Toyota Member Match Funding of £1,000.


Over the Easter period, the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable ran an Easter Egg competion for members' children to design their own Easter Egg.  We received some fantastic designs and it proved a daunting task for the Trustees to select the overall winners.  After much deliberating the winners were:-

0-4 years: Daisy, Ayda, Dylan and Lottie
5-8 years: Jessica, Nancy Mae, Jackson & Luke
9-13 years: Abigal, Lucy, Paris and Amelia.

Well done to everyone who took part and a big thank you to Thornton's and Sodexo (our on-site catering company) for kindly donating prizes.   Last, but not least, thank you to Kerry, one of our Charity Working Group Representatives, for organising the competition and raising valuable funds for the Trust. 

Some of our members are busy arranging their next challenge for 2018, when they plan to take part in Race Across America (RAAM), a 3,000 mile coast-to-coast across the USA.  It is widely recognised as the world’s toughest endurance bicycle race. We look forward to sharing images of the event on our website.

So many exciting activities and all done to raise vital funds on behalf of the Toyota Manufacturing Charitable Trust, enabling us to continue support for our local communities. 


We are extremely proud of the £305,407.37 raised to benefit worthy causes in and around the local communities of Burnaston and Deeside.