RRG Toyota Huddersfield has donated a Toyota Aygo to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice for 12 months to assist the charity with their perinatal work.
The charity, whose hospice is based in Huddersfield, are currently caring for over 200 local children with life shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire.
Over the past two years they have seen the number of babies they support, both during and after pregnancy, rapidly grow and the donation of the 16-reg Aygo will help the team to continue providing their invaluable care across the region.
Emma Bleasdale, Perinatal Palliative Team Leader at the charity said: “The new car will make a huge difference to the experiences of the families of babies we are supporting here at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
“It will mean we can offer to travel to our local hospitals and transport families either from delivery suites or the neonatal units privately to the hospice, therefore making them feel more supported, comfortable and hopefully help our colleagues in the hospitals/ transport system too.”
It costs £3.8 million each year to run the charity and with just 6% of this coming from government funding, the support of organisations such as RRG Toyota Huddersfield is so important.
Clive Mattimoe, RRG Toyota Huddersfield General Manager said: “The team at RRG are delighted to be able to support the invaluable and critical work undertaken by the Hospice. We were shown that the use of an extra vehicle would make a huge difference to the level of care that could be provided and so it was our pleasure to be able to supply the car and help the Forget Me Not team go the extra mile for the families that they care for.”
Peter Branson, Chief Executive Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice added: “We are immensely grateful to RRG Toyota Huddersfield for the donation of a car to support our perinatal care.
“We want to be able to say yes to all children and families who need our support and this vehicle will help us to continue being able to do this and reaching out to more and more families across West Yorkshire.”