Jaguar Land Rover employees are marking the Range Rover’s 50th anniversary by donating £50,000 to good causes.
The money will be divided into fifty £1,000 pots for local charities nominated by staff at the Solihull manufacturing plant, where the money has been raised through monthly employee donations.
The original luxury SUV has played a significant role in its home region, where more than a million models have been made at Solihull since 1970.
Thanks to this success, Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Charity Committee has been helping good causes for over a decade. The 50th anniversary donation will take the total amount of employee-generated funding to more than £75,000 in 2020.
Earlier this year the committee donated £27,000 to local charities, including Birmingham University Hospitals Charity and Age UK Solihull, to help the fight against coronavirus.
Adam Lawrance, Chair of the Solihull Charity Committee, said: “Range Rover has been a part of Solihull and the wider region for 50 years and we’re grateful to our employees, their families and our community for their ongoing support.
“We thought it was only right we celebrate its birthday by continuing in that spirit and helping others.”