Our team swapped servicing to play Santa last week as part of Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas campaign which provides presents for families with children who would otherwise go without a gift this Christmas. 177 gifts were donated from staff across our parent company Allied Vehicles and will be given to children of all ages during the run-up to Christmas.
Helping the Community
The North West Health and Social Care Partnership offices are on our doorstep in Possilpark and Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas works in connection with the organisation to make sure the magic is still alive for children with the project at Christmas.
Our Head of Customer Experience, Jennifer Miller said: “It’s a fantastic initiative that our employees are extremely happy to back, and a great deal of thought went into choosing the gifts. Our vans are used for a variety of service jobs across the country throughout the year although being Santa’s sleigh has definitely been the best job so far!”
Mobile Servicing Sleigh
Our Allied elves worked together to pack the mobile servicing ‘sleigh’ on a cold rainy morning last week. Staff made sure to pack wisely, using all our Wurth drawers, big and small, storage that would normally hold all the necessities to service cars and vans across the country. Even with oodles of presents stacked high in the van, there was still room for a bike which one lucky little girl will wake up to on Christmas day.
Lorna Kelly, Team Leader for Children and Families at the North West Health and Social Care Partnerships added: “With poverty levels on the rise we know that many of our most vulnerable families really struggle at this time of year to provide gifts to their children for Christmas, and the very kind donations will help alleviate some of the stress for parents whilst ensuring that the children have some great gifts to open on Christmas morning. Our staff really enjoy taking presents out to families at this time of year – it’s undoubtedly the best bit of the job, so thank you all so much for the amazing gifts – Allied Vehicles staff will have made a real practical positive difference to many children again this year.”