Once again, Bondholder Toyota Manufacturing has shown its commitment to the local community by donating funds to 79 organisations in and around its manufacturing locations.
The Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust raised £194,000.00 throughout 2018 for local charities and good causes.
Representatives of 37 groups in and around Toyota’s manufacturing facilities in Burnaston, Derbyshire and Deeside, Flintshire, attended cheque handover ceremonies this week. This also included organisations working directly with Toyota staff, who are eligible for grants up to £5,000.
Jim Crosbie, Trustee for the Charitable Trust, and Deputy Managing Director at Toyota Manufacturing UK said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be able to support local people working in fantastic organisations doing so much good work and making a difference in our local areas”.
Chloe Bass, receiving a donation of £38,500 on behalf of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, said: “We’re very thankful to have been chosen as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Charitable Trust’s nominated charity for 2018. Toyota have been a wonderful support over the years, funding vital training, kit for our crew, flight helmets and a training mannequin for which we are extremely grateful”.
Funds were raised mainly through “Lean Approach” Seminars, whereby organisations from around the world visit the Burnaston factory - the heart of the Toyota Production System in the UK - and learn about Toyota philosophies with in-depth training by Toyota gurus.