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Arnold Clark wins funding from Toyota to support Barnardo’s summer project

Our Linwood Toyota branch has secured funding from a Toyota project scheme that will allow the branch to support a vital local Barnardo's initiative.

Staff presenting the cheque to the group at Barnardos Nurture Service Inverclyde.

Staff presenting the cheque to the group at Barnardos Nurture Service Inverclyde.

Arnold Clark’s Linwood Toyota branch has recently been successful in obtaining funding from Toyota’s ‘Fund for a Better Tomorrow’ programme, which will help them to support a vital local Barnardo’s initiative.

Since Toyota’s ‘Fund for a Better Tomorrow’ began in 2010, the scheme has granted over half a million pounds in funding for environmental, road safety, health, education and social projects. This year, the Arnold Clark team was one of 25 to secure funding.

The branch put together a strong application in favour of supporting Barnardo’s Nurture Service Inverclyde – a resource that helps vulnerable parents, carers and families within the community. It will go towards creating planned summer activities that will help strengthen family relationships.

Summer is an especially difficult time for low-income families. In a 2015 report commissioned by Kellogg, 71% of parents admitted that they found it difficult to make ends meet over the holidays. Furthermore, over 65% of parents felt isolated due to being unable to go out and keep their children entertained.

There is no doubt that the Barnardo’s Nurture Service will have a wholly positive impact on the community as it looks set to increase parental engagement, participation and help families to feel included in their local community. All of these aspects can help contribute to strengthening family relationships to enhance the wellbeing of children and their guardians.

Arnold Clark Toyota’s Franchise Manager Andrew Marshall said,

‘We’re delighted to have obtained the funding from Toyota and look forward to seeing how it helps Barnardo’s continue their vital, life-changing work in the local community. I’d like to congratulate the branch on putting together the successful application.’

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Natalie Little

Staff writer at Arnold Clark