Moto in the Community (MITC) was delighted to present its annual donation to current national charity partner, Help for Heroes, at the recent Moto Conference.
The cheque for £200,000 takes MITC’s 10-year contribution to Help for Heroes to an impressive £3.1 million. It also marks the beginning of the end of the partnership, as MITC’s national partner will become Mind, the mental health charity across England and Wales, and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) from 1st July.
Help for Heroes believes those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds. It helps them, and their families, to recover and get on with their lives.
Over the last decade, the charity has worked in partnership with MITC to ensure every veteran gets the very best support they deserve in areas including mental health, education, training, clinical support and welfare support.
Help for Heroes CEO, Mel Waters, reflects on the past decade’s partnership with MITC:
“MITC and our colleagues at Moto have been an integral part of the Help for Heroes family for over ten years, and I’m so proud to have seen our partnership grow and flourish in this time.
From taking part in the annual Big Battlefield Bike Ride and holding fantastic collections with our volunteers, to supporting key recovery projects and facilities, this partnership has helped shape the charity into what it is today.
Although we’re sad it is coming to an end, we wish MITC the best of luck with Mind and SAMH.”
Louise Hughes, MITC Chair says: “Help for Heroes has been a wonderful partner for the past decade. We have been proud to stand alongside them as both charities have grown together, especially over the challenges of the last two years.
This donation of £200,000 means that we have now raised over £3 million and we are so grateful to our Moto colleagues and customers for showing their support too.”