Richy Soden-Barton is a Lead Engineer in BIW and has recently received funding for his local archery club, Bridgefield Archers, through MOTORVATE.
MOTORVATE is an employee scheme which rewards good attendance, where Jaguar Land Rover donates money and vehicles to local community groups. You can apply for a monetary donation, vehicle donation, or both, providing that the charity or organisation operates within our local region.
Richy said: “Bridgefield has strong links with our plant as it’s located just a stone’s throw away, in Halewood Sports Centre, and we have had many employees join us as members over the years.
“The club supports members of all ages and abilities, including people with disabilities. We have members starting from age 11 up to 90 so it gives everybody the opportunity to take part in sport and has been part of the local community since 1986.
Asked what difference the funding will make to the club, Richy said: “The money will be used to buy new target bosses - which are the straw or foam targets we use to shoot at. These are expensive and cost in the region of £100.
“As we head towards the spring and the warmer weather kicks in, we do additional shoots outdoors so having the extra targets will come in handy and allow us to keep training!
Just like Bridgefield Archers, MOTORVATE can help to make a real difference to local community groups and charities that are important to you, and we now have funding available that Halewood employees can apply for.
To do so, please complete a ‘Donation Request Form’ which are available to collect from your local People Centres, MOTORVATE display boards, Line Managers, TU Representatives, as well as on the People Portal here.
To submit your application, please email a scan of your completed form to Judith Cashin, or you can drop off your form in person at Judith’s office. This is located in the first office, next to the Operation’s Director’s office, on the Ground Floor of the Admin Building.
You can also email any questions you have to email@example.com