Funding boost from motorway services

Moto in the Community, the charitable arm of Moto Hospitality Ltd, has presented the Realise Foundation with a £1,000 donation.
The money will go towards helping young people into work and regenerating communities in North Staffordshire.
The Realise Foundation has invested more than £1.3 million since it was created in 2010 in helping young people into work, supporting lifelong learning and in environmental improvements.

Sinéad Butters, chief executive of the Aspire Group, said: “The money raised for the Realise Foundation makes a difference in many different ways.

“It can buy tools for a young person who wants to become a joiner, or help them buy smart clothes for job interviews.

“Realise also carries out environmental improvements at schools, care centres and community groups with funding for new gardens and outdoor spaces.

“Moto helped us to raise awareness of the Realise Foundation by hosting a week long tombola and collection at Stafford North Moto services during our Realise week in November, and this new donation from their community fund will help us do even more in the future.”

Gavin Saunders, area general manager at Moto, said: “Working alongside and supporting Realise as a local community partner is a great privilege for us at Moto Stafford because developing and supporting young people in their growth is something that we believe in strongly.

“By joining forces with community groups and charities we are able to support them in realising their objectives.

“All of our local community partners can benefit from opportunities to visit their partnered Moto site, exhibit their publicity material and collect for their own registered charity on specific fundraising days.

“Our local community partners can also benefit from our grant scheme, and this is something that Realise took up.”