Supporting the great work of local and national charities has been at the heart of Autorama since the business started. Many of our people that work for us or their relatives and friends have been helped by the charities we support.
As a business we actively support the charities not just with financial donations but in some cases vehicles to help the logistics of the charity. These vehicles provide invaluable support for their teams to get help where its needed quickly, ask and most importantly, order reliably.
In the last twelve months we have provided a new vehicle to DENS homeless shelter, supported a wheelchair football team, provided new kit to a local youth football team and a donation to Prostate Cancer UK amongst other activities.The staff here at Vanarama have really thrown themselves into charity support this year, some of them literally, with a sponsored skydive in aid of the Hospice of St Francis, raising well over £9000.
When we have a call to arms our people always react positively. Recently the team raised over £400 on Armed Forces Day which was donated to the Help for Heroes charity.
In 2016 we signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant to support ex military personnel get back into work. In 2017 we plan to extend our support with a scheme to help people leaving the forces start up in business.