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The Masterserve Foundation exists to raise charitable donations from members of the Masterserve Network and Holman will distribute these donations to regional charities related to Social Aid and Development, and Healthcare.

The Masterserve Foundation is thrilled and excited to announce the recipients of the first quarter awards totalling £20305.83 and after careful deliberation it was decided that the awards would be made to the following charities.

The Bike Experience - £5315.91

About the Charity

The Bike Experience – helping disabled motorcyclists to ride again The Bike Experience is a charity that teaches and advises motorcyclists who have been disabled how they can ride again, through the provision of an adapted and modified motorcycle which will allow them to ride in a safe environment using a logical step by step process. The Bike Experience was formed in April 2011, as there was no project in existence that taught disabled motorcyclists how to ride.

The Nomination

This moving nomination was recived from Terry at Five Oak Green Service Station and he said, "My son-in-law had a life changing accident in 2014 which left him paralysed from the waist down. He has spent the last 2 years adjusting his life and one of his main hobbies was riding his motor bikes, and The Bike Experience enabled him to ride his bike again. Terry is taking part in a 8k obstacle race with family and friends, a big challenge for Terry, to help raise money for the Bike Experience funds. To see my son-in-law back on a bike last year at brands hatch was a dream come true and the charity are hoping to give this opportunity to more riders, when funds are in place."

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice & The 20 lives in 20 days challenge - £5315.91

About the Charity

This nomination was received from the team at Walker Cutting. This is a complex challenge which has the potential to raise an incredible amount of money from a small investment. The whole challenge is unique in the respect that the Holman network can offer support en-route. The ITV news team will be following the challenge and one of their presenters will be running on one of the days. Please take a look to see whether your garage is on the route, and please take the opportunity to sign up and support the challenge in any way possible, along the route indicated. This may be by raising money, offering snacks and drinks along the way or just being on hand to offer encouragement and a cheer!

  • Pushing 850 miles in wheelchairs
  • Breaking a world record
  • Changing 20 lives in 20 days
  • Involving local communities
  • Involving local businesses
  • Making a difference

The challenge begins on the 9th August at Lands End.

St Andrew's Hospice - £2657.95

About the Charity

St Andrew's Hospice is a registered charity providing care and treatment for those living with life limiting illnesses. Whilst they receive funding from NHS Lanarkshire and other sources, this only partially covers their running costs. They offer care and support to patients and their families tailored to meet their individual needs. The goal is to provide physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for their patients in a calm, peaceful and welcoming environment, and aim to ensure their patients live as actively as they can, for as long as they can and ensure they have the best quality of life possible. They care for patients with a range of needs including symptom management, rehabilitation as well as end of life care.

The Nomination

The nomination was made by TOM fast fit in Airdrie and our Foundation representative, Jan Lord, travelled to Scotland to deliver the cheque in person, she is pictured below with the TOM team.

Strathcrossan Hospice - £2657.95

About the Charity

We believe that people should not only die well, but live well and so we support patients and their loved ones to make every moment count. Strathcarron provide specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. They care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases. They are also actively involved in research and education in palliative care and we promote and influence the delivery of palliative care locally and beyond.

The Nomination

One Stop Motor Engineers based in Stirling was the second stop for Jan on her whistlestop trip to Scotland, here she is presenting the cheque to the One Stop team.

Holman Quiz Night – Wilts Air Ambulance - £913.76

About the Charity

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance headquarters are located in Devizes and Sharon Edwards had the pleasure of popping over there to present the cheque on behalf of the Events Committee.

The Nomination

This nomination was received from the Holman Events Committee who were putting on a staff quiz night in aid of charity. Their two chosen charities were “The Hope Nature Centre” and “The Wiltshire Air Ambulance”. The funds received on the night from the raffle, and the entrance fee, were donated to The Foundation, which in turn donated to the above two charities. A big thank you to all of the suppliers who made generous donations for the raffle, a good time was had by all.

Holman Quiz Night – Hope Nature Centre - £913.76

About the Charity

When two parents of young people with learning disabilities realised the difficulty presented by the absence of facilities they decided to form their own charity to provide a working occupation for their sons and others like them. The cheque is being presented by Anita Dunn, Events committee representative from Holman, to members of the Hope Nature team at Southwick.

The Nomination

A nature centre set in 15 acres of country park with alpacas, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, pigs & other animals, a tea room serving freshly cooked (and highly acclaimed) meals, a play area and small gift shop. The Hope Nature Centre is a registered charity that was set up in 2000 to help provide work placements for young adults with learning difficulties.

Julia's House Hospice - Golf Day 13th October 2017

About the Charity

Julia's House is an award-winning children's hospice charity dedicated to bringing comfort and care to families across Dorset and Wiltshire.

You may recall from last quarter that we were waiting to present the cheque to Julias House. I can confirm that the money has been presented and it will be helping to sponsor a golf day on the 13th October at Dudsbury. We are able to enter two teams of four for this event at a special price of £240.00 per team and would like the two teams to be made up from a mixture of Masterserve Garage representatives and Holman staff. If this is of interest to you, please contact Sharon Edwards at the foundation e-mail address as soon as possible. The link below will give you more information.

Action for Children

Each year the Masterserve Foundation will support a national charity. In 2017 it will be Action for Children, another long term customer of Holman who by default also has a long association with the Masterserve garage network. They will receive an annual award which will accrue each quarter and be awarded in October 2017. From their website: Through our work and through speaking out, we seek to break the cycle of deprivation. We challenge injustice and empower children to overcome the obstacles in their lives that hold them back. We tailor our work to local circumstances, in partnership with children and young people, families, communities and local organisations. We believe all children and young people have unique potential and that they should have the support and opportunities they need to reach it. Action for Children helps more than 390,000 children, young people, parents and carers through 611 projects across the UK. We also promote social justice by lobbying and campaigning for change. Today, Action for Children is the leading UK provider of family and community centres, children's services in rural areas, services for disabled children and their families, and services for young people leaving care.