Chorley Group lends electric MGs to NHS Foundation Trust as part of manufacturer’s national initiative

Time 1:28 pm, April 1, 2020

Chorley Group has lent six MG ZS EVs to the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust in a bid to keep health staff on the move in the fight against coronavirus.

The family-run dealership business, which was established in 1989 and now has six key dealerships and four franchises across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, had a race against time as it worked with the manufacturer to deliver the cars, similar to the one pictured, before the lockdown took effect.

They will be on loan for up to six months as part of a wider initiative by MG Motor UK, which is supplying 100 of the vehicles for distribution by its dealer network.

Sales and marketing director Adam Turner was quoted by the Chorley Guardian as saying: ‘We’re proud to be in a position to give a small gesture in the grand scheme of things by supporting our NHS during these trying times through loaning our vehicles for important use thanks to the support of MG Motor UK.’

It had also been offering all NHS employees emergency MOT and repair work before the six-month MOT exemption kicked in.

Daniel Gregorious, head of sales and marketing at MG Motor UK, said: ‘As a proud British brand, MG is more than just a car manufacturer. Together with our dealer network, we want to do our bit to help the country to come through this uncertain time.

‘By providing 100 electric cars to our NHS heroes, we hope that we will help to keep healthcare moving so that as many people as possible can receive the support they need. It’s also our way of saying thank you to those selfless people who work so hard to keep us all safe.’

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