Helensburgh & Lomond Carers, a charity set up to support unpaid carers have received a grant of £5,000 from Toyota.
Toyota’s ’20 for 2020’ UK wide initiative supports those within the local community that have been drastically impacted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have awarded grants of £5,000 each to 20 charities and organisations throughout the UK that have been nominated by local Toyota centres. This grant allows HLCC improve the mental, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing of adult carers through the Adult Carers Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme.
Eileen McCrory, Manager said “We are really pleased to receive this award from Toyota ‘20 for 2020’ Initiative. As the coronavirus situation unfolded, unpaid carers were among the worst hit. Most of their critical health and social care supports have been withdrawn; many parent carers faced caring for a child whilst trying to work from home and home school their other children, others are older with their own health conditions putting them in the high risk category, many are experiencing greater social isolation whilst others are struggling to make ends meet. This funding will allow us to assist unpaid carers take a much-needed break from their caring role.”
Gary Mulvaney, Managing Director said “Helensburgh Toyota are proud of the part we play in the community and were delighted to nominate Helensburgh and Lomond Carers for a grant. We were over the moon when they got the £5000 award. HLCC do some great work for young people, who themselves have had to step-up and take on caring responsibilities during these unprecedented times. These are undoubtedly tough times for all of us, but being able to help in a small way, reinforces the importance of communities coming together to do their bit.”
Helensburgh Toyota, which has traded in the Town for over 40 years, remains heavily committed to supporting the local community and their customers as much as possible. As a dealership they regularly feature in the top ten Toyota Dealers for customer service within the UK and have won European Toyota awards for customer care.