Our Halewood Motorvate Committee recently surprised the Inclusive Hub with the news that they had been chosen as the charity winners of a brand new Discovery Sport.
Based in Kirkdale, the Inclusive Hub aims to empower people of all ages and abilities through education and exercise.
The charity was set up in 2016 to provide support to autistic children in the area by giving them the opportunity to take part in non-contact boxing and fitness sessions.
As its popularity grew, so have the numbers and the range of abilities of people using its services, and now the hub sees more than 150 people each week.
Liam Starkey, coach and director at the Inclusive Hub, said: “The donation of this car is life-changing for us as it will allow us to us to extend our provision and introduce new people to what we do. For instance, there are people that can’t get to us because their parents or carers don’t drive, or they may work during the week and so can only bring them at the weekends. That will all change now – because of the car from Halewood.
Liam added: “We also have a women’s group at the hub that does a lot of community outreach work with schools, teaching them about the traits of autism. It will open up so many doors for us and we want to thank everyone at Jaguar Land Rover Halewood for this generous donation.”
Danny Murray, who works in Body Construction and nominated the Inclusive Hub for the Motorvate charity car draw, said: “I’ve known Liam since school but wasn’t aware of the hub until a mutual friend of ours told me about it, as I myself was keen to look for ways to integrate my own children into sport.
“My eldest child has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and my middle child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and I have noticed such a huge difference since they started going to the hub.
“They are so much more outgoing and confident through learning to do boxing and sports there. It’s also been brilliant for us as a family, as it’s given us all a routine every Saturday and Sunday and we also get to talk to other parents who are in a similar position to us.”
Danny added: “I couldn’t think of a more deserving charity than the Inclusive Hub and it makes me proud that through programmes like Motorvate, we can have such a positive impact on our local communities.”
Motorvate is an employee programme which rewards good attendance. If Jaguar Land Rover hits its attendance targets each quarter, Motorvate benefits are triggered, and all employees are able to apply for funding or a car for a charity or local organisation which is close to their hearts.
Great attendance helps us to deliver on a key priority – to build the best quality cars and get them to our customers on time. Just like our Creators’ Code and in line with our Reimagine strategy, Motorvate enables us to make a difference in our local communities, allowing us to create a lasting impact for generations to come.