Evans Halshaw Ford support local community during Covid-19 pandemic
Evans Halshaw Ford Transit Centre Hull has been working to support the local community with the loan of a Ford Ranger to help with essential deliveries for those isolating or shielding at home.
The dealership group offered to loan a brand-new Ford Ranger pick-up truck to Snaith, Cowick and Rawcliffe Volunteer Support Group at the beginning of the lockdown, to help with essential deliveries of food, medical supplies and PPE.
Initially the vehicle was being used to support families effected by flooding across Doncaster earlier this year. However, once the lockdown was in place it was also needed to help support those most affected by the enforced lockdown.
The group, supported by a network of 95 local volunteers, were formed in March 2020 with the support of Snaith and Cowick Town Council. Since forming the group have gone on to offer vital services in the local community including prescription deliveries, shopping services, a food bank and a telephone support service, all while adhering to social distancing rules.
The support from companies such as Evans Halshaw has enabled the volunteer group to action over 900 help requests including: 250 food parcels, 160 shopping requests and 378 medication supplies to local residents who are elderly or shielding in their homes.
A Pendragon spokesperson commented: “At Evans Halshaw we are passionate about supporting the local communities in which our dealerships are based. We are proud to have been able to offer support to Snaith, Cowick and Rawcliffe Volunteer Support Group and help with the vital work they are doing in the local area.”
Stuart Smith, Chairman for the group, also added: “The past 3 months have been extremely difficult for many members of our community not being able to go about their everyday lives. Thanks to the support of Evans Halshaw our volunteer support group has been able to continue to provide them with the vital services that they require including food and medication. As a group we have established the Two Rivers Food Bank to which having use of a vehicle from Evans Halshaw has help us by making sure that people in our community have access to food and a meal on the table. ”
For additional information on the support provided by Snaith, Cowick and Rawcliffe Volunteer Support Group please visit their website: www.scrvsg.org.uk/
For further details on the services available at Evans Halshaw Ford Hull, please visit: www.evanshalshaw.com/dealers/ford-hull/
About Evans Halshaw
Evans Halshaw is the volume brand of Pendragon PLC and one of the UK’s leading volume motor car retailers representing manufacturer’s including Ford, Citroen, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Vauxhall, Dacia and Seat. Evans Halshaw offers outstanding service across its range of quality new and used vehicles, alongside expert aftercare services.