15:39 Friday 15 February 2013

Motoring giant gives out £150,000 to charities

Written byBY HELEN KREFT

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MOTOR giant Toyota has demonstrated its commitment to good causes by handing out more than £150,000 to charities and community groups.

The firm, which has a manufacturing plant in Burnaston, has distributed £156,766 to projects in Derbyshire and North Wales, where it also has a site, through its charitable trust. The money was generated through corporate and employee fund-raising during 2012, with recipients including local projects by its two chosen charities for the year, the NSPCC and the British Heart Foundation, while the trust also supports good causes through its community grants programme.

The trust was set up in 2008 and since then has generated £889,127 through activities including offering corporate visits to the Burnaston plant and employee events such as cake sales. Charities and groups are invited to apply for donations through the trust via its website at www.toyotauk.com/community

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