Toyota donates 4x4 to Northumberland care home

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has been delighted to receive a generous donation from Toyota (GB) PLC, by way of a brand new 4x4.

Monday, 20th March 2017, 10:47 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:03 am
BEN Birch Hill at Norham has received a 4x4 car from Toyota.
BEN Birch Hill at Norham has received a 4x4 car from Toyota.

The Toyota Land Cruiser was recently gifted to Ben’s Birch Hill Care Centre at Norham, near Berwick, and has been used to transport its older residents to hospital appointments, as well as helping staff travel to work in winter weather conditions.

Zara Ross, chief executive at Ben, said: “It’s fantastic that our Birch Hill Care Centre has received a gift which has been of so much practical value to both our staff and residents. The car has given the centre a lifeline in the winter weather conditions we have been experiencing. It has allowed us to ensure the smooth and safe running of the centre as we have used it to transport our staff to work as well as getting our residents to their hospital appointments.

“Without the support of our industry, we wouldn’t be able to keep providing a vital lifeline to those who need our help. We are supported by our partners in the automotive industry and we are extremely grateful for this generous donation from Toyota (GB) PLC which has meant so much to our care centre.”

Alan Jennings, manager CSR at Toyota (GB) PLC, said: “Toyota is delighted to contribute towards the great support Ben provides the industry. Helping ensure ongoing mobility, in all weathers, is vital and the provision of a suitable vehicle is a practical way we can help.”