Community Grant Awards

Fundraising activities throughout 2019 enabled the Trust to make valued donations in February this year through our End of Year Awards to a number of local charities.

 

 

2019 Nominated Charity -
Prostate Cancer UK

As our nominated charity for 2019, Prostate Cancer UK received an amazing £60,000.00. 

Jon Eserin, Associate Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK said "One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer in the UK - a shocking statistic that we need to change.  It's with partners like Toyota Manufacturing UK, that we are able to fund life-saving research to help diagnose prostate cancer accurately and early in our drive to save men's lives.  For this, we are incredibly thankful".

Pictured above are representatives from Prostate Cancer UK, alongside Jim Crosbie and Kevin Reader representing Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.

 

2020 Nominated Charity - Cancer Research UK

Our Members have chosen Cancer Research UK as our 2020 nominated charity.  We will find out early next year how our donation of £60,000 has benefitted this well deserving cause.  

Pictured opposite are representatives from Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer UK, alongside Jim Crosbie and Kevin Reader representing Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment. The program offers complimentary group, individual, and online sessions that teach beauty techniques to help people with cancer to face their diagnosis with greater confidence. 

Following a donation of £5,000 from the Trust, ten workshops took place in 2018 at the Royal Derby Hospital and the Countess of Chester Hospital, each lasting two hours.  Fantastic work!

 

Derbyshire Blood Bikes 

Derbyshire Blood Bikes aim to save the NHS money by providing a free 24/7 medical courier service to the Royal Derby Hospital and Chesterfield Hospital.

In 2018, they made 1151 requested runs and an additional 260 scheduled journeys, covering 80,000 miles.  They continue to have the trust and support of both our major hospitals, saving them considerable sums of money, now estimated to be in excess of £85,000 on transport costs.

We are proud to support the Derbyshire Blood Bikes and are delighted to support their purchase of a Honda NC750xa motorcycle and carrier top box.  Keep up the good work! 

 

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance do not receive any government funding.  Their life saving missions are fuelled by donations.

In 2020, we were proud to support the purchase of two Capnograph and Pulse Oximeters.  Currently, clinical crews on both the helicopter and cars carry older units. 

Karl Bexon, airbase manager for the emergency service, said: “This equipment is extremely valuable to our doctors and critical care paramedics to assess and treat our patients.” 

“The capnograph measures the level of carbon dioxide in the respiratory gases and offers reliable feedback about the severity of a patient’s condition and how they respond to treatment. It is especially necessary if the patient has to be anaesthetised".  

“The pulse oximeter displays the percentage of blood that is loaded with oxygen, which is of critical importance in pre-hospital care. This equipment is also essential to our team when monitoring patients that are trapped. Our previous versions of this equipment had served us very well, but due to the constant use since we first purchased, we were in need of replacements.”

 

Circus Starr

Circus Starr is a circus with a purpose.  Their mission is to transform, enrich and inspire the lives of children and families across the UK who need it most. Free tickets are given to disadvantaged, disabled or vulnerable children and their families so they can leave their worries behind and escape to the big top circus for a few hours of fun and entertainment. Following a donation of £4,360 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust, 260 children from the Derbyshire and Deeside areas will experienced the thrill and magic of a live performance in 2020.

Ady Smallman from the Deeside Engine plant took his family to the Wrexham performance following a previous donation from the Trust.  Wife Claire, daughter Daisy and son William were given special treatment on the day.  Diagnosed with Worster Drought syndrome at three weeks old.  Ten year old William absolutely loved the big top. 

The magical art of circus performance certainly made many happy memories, not only for William, but for the whole family.


North East Wales Cycle Path Volunteer Group

National Cycle Network 568 are completely voluntary and located alongside our Deeside Engine Plant. They aim to make it easier for people and families to enjoy travelling in ways that benefit both their health and the environment for their everyday journeys by foot, cycle or public transport.

They help to maintain and keep in good order the local paths (including those next to our Engine Plant at Deeside) that compromise the National Cycle Network.  This involves collecting litter (a lot), cutting back overgrown brambles and trees, scraping back overgrown path edges, painting the benches and path furniture and maintaining signs.  Seasonal tasks are also undertaken, such as planting bulbs and clearing leaves or fallen trees.  They even do 'Dr Bike' sessions, fixing bikes within schools.  Following a donation of £1,000, new tools have been purchased to help make the job a little easier - keep up the good work!

 

Derby Hospital Charity - Air Arts

Air Arts is Derby Teaching Hospital’s arts charity developed to provide positive distraction and enhance the hospital environment. Its innovative programme of creative activities is designed to support patient, visitor and staff wellbeing. The programme has two distinct strands; Welcome and Engage, both of which provide positive distraction from illness and opportunities to engage in creative activities to alleviate boredom and anxieties.

Wards greatly value creative activities, music in particular, as a way of connecting to patients and providing emotional support at a very difficult time.

Following a donation of £1,500 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust, three additional ensemble performances were programmed, allowing two musicians to perform on wards for dementia, renal and cancer patients. 

The Musicians include graduates from Birmingham conservatoire, who helped develop the programme of wandering minstrels - possible in part due to the Toyota funding.

 

Canine Partners - Amazing Dogs, Transforming Lives

Canine Partners is a UK charity transforming the lives of people living with disabilities by training assistance dogs.  Their amazing dogs are trained to meet the needs of individuals with even the most complex physical disabilities. They currently help adults aged 18 and over (both civilians and former service personnel) who have a physical disability or condition that affects their daily life and limits their independence.

In 2020, the Charitable Trust was proud to finance much needed equipment to help kit out their wonderful new Midlands Kennel and Dog Welfare Centre, which can house 40 dogs at any one time. Funds helped purchase a washing machine to launder their dog bed laundry in house, helping to save costs.  In addition, 8 kidney shaped dog beds, which the dogs love because they naturally fit to their bodies when they want to curl up, and 11 raised dog beds were purchased.  As we all know, having a comfy bed can make all the difference!

Sara Read, Trust & Grants Officer said “the £2,000 donation towards the completion of our wonderful new Midlands facility will house assistance dogs in training for years to come.  We look forward to creating life-transforming partnerships between our specially trained dogs and the hundreds of people who are waiting to start living with all the benefits they bring.  We are very grateful to the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust for helping us to achieve this.”



 

The 2020 Award

Should you be interested in applying for an award from our 2020 fundraising activity, please review our criteria before downloading and submitting the application form below.  Should you require an application in word format, please email Julie Langley on julie.langley@toyotauk.com.

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 November 2020.  We are uable to accept applications received after this date.

Please be aware that, for successful applications, funding will be allocated in February 2021.

Application Guide

Application Criteria

Application Form
 

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