Member Match Funding

Some of our Members have moving, personal stories which drive them to raise funds on behalf of a charity.

On a quarterly basis, the Trust offer Member Match-Funding which provides Members with an opportunity to boost their fundraising efforts.  The Trust will match up to £1,000 of any sponsorship raised to support registered charities throughout the UK, helping some wonderful charities along the way.

Last year, 13 of our Members managed to undertake a range of wild and wacky activities.  We continue to support requests in 2024 when we hope to benefit many more worthwhile and deserving causes.

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Member Fund Raising Activities

Derby Ramathon Half Marathon for SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)

Lewis, along with two colleagues from our Assembly shop, Matt and Danny, recently took part in the Derby Ramathon Half Marathon in memory of his daughter Rosie who was lost in October 2022.

An amazing £3,660 (including Member Match-Funding) was raised for this wonderful charity who offer understanding and comfort to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby. Every day, they work to improve care, discover why babies are dying and reduce inequalities in healthcare.

Well done to Lewis, Matt and Danny – you smashed it!

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb for Rainbows Hospice

Describing himself as an adrenaline junkie, Ian from our Facilities & Environment team climbed 19,341 feet (5,895m) to scale the dizzy heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the World. In doing so, he raised a staggering £5,000 (including £1,000 Member Match-Funding) on behalf of Rainbows Hospice - the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people living with a life-limiting condition.

Using contacts built up during his 28-years at Toyota, Ian was able to raise more than double his initial fundraising target. An amazing achievement Ian!

Tandem Free-fall Parachute Jump for the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association

From daredevil climbs to dare devil jumps!  Darryl from our Paint & Plastics Division undertook a tandem free-fall parachute jump.  Raising a fantastic sum of £5,000, including Member Match-Funding, for another great charity – the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (BLESMA). 

Well done Darryl!

Memory Walk for the Alzheimer's Society 

Sharon from Quality Assurance undertook a memory walk, having sadly lost her Dad last year.

Trotting for Trev raised over £600, including Member Match-Funding, for Alzheimer’s Society - another wonderful charity.

You did your Dad proud Sharon – well done!

80's Disco for Children with Cancer UK

Rhiannon Garvey & Hazel Clint organised an 80's disco for Children with Cancer UK.

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.

Manchester Marathon for the Derby Hospital Combined Day Unit

Dave from Assembly ran the Manchester Marathon on behalf of the Derby Hospital Combined Day Unit. The charity is close to Dave's heart as his mum was diagnosed with myeloma and the unit is where she received weekly chemotherapy.

Not only did Dave complete the course in a very respectable 4hrs 2mins, he also raised £675 along the way, not forgetting his Toyota Member Match Funding of £675, so a fantastic total of £1,350 for a very worthy cause. He said "it was the hardest run I've ever done - when crossing the finish line I was filled with so many emotions".

Well done Dave!

Cycle Ride for the Radiotherapy Unit at the Derby Royal Hospital

Stuart, a Principal Engineer from Assembly, wanted to raise a little something extra for all the hardworking folk within the NHS Derby. 

Having cycled 130 miles solo from his house in Derby to his parents house in North London, vital funds were raised for the much needed Radiotherapy Unit at the Derby Royal Hospital. 

An amazing £1,800 in total, including Member Match-Funding. 

Fantastic Stuart!

Member Match-Funding Recipients