Grand gesture by Lookers helps Liverpool charity with acts of kindness

Time 10:02 am, August 9, 2019

A LIVERPOOL charity is finding it a little easier to spread its message of kindness after being given the use of a new Vauxhall Grandland X by Lookers.

An Hour For Others received the SUV from Lookers Vauxhall Liverpool and will be able to use it for free for up to a year to help with its work in the community.

The charity was established five years ago by painter and decorator Kevin Morland and accountant Gillian Watkins, who felt compelled to help those who, through no fault of their own, have fallen on hard times.

Since then, its volunteers and local business supporters have provided nearly £500,000 in skills, time and donations to those desperately in need, including families hit by tragedy, young carers looking after family members, as well as people living with a serious illness and those in severe poverty.

The charity has sent families to football matches, provided furniture and clothing to people battling with their finances and made sure that struggling families can provide for their children at Christmas.

Now it will be able to reach more people in Liverpool with the help of the Grandland X, which has already been used by staff to travel to fundraising events and meetings, as well as pick up donated items for distribution.

David Savage, pictured right, general manager at Lookers Vauxhall Liverpool, said: ‘When we heard about the amazing work carried out by An Hour For Others, we were keen to help out in any way we could. Hopefully, the use of the Grandland X will allow the team to help even more people in our local community.

‘We love the message that one good deed deserves another and we will be looking at other ways in which we can help the charity to promote this in the community.’

Morland, pictured left, said: ‘We are providing a platform for community cohesion and social change by spreading unity, love and kindness. We work to inspire people and businesses to give their time, skills, materials, resources and donations to help us to continue growing and creating a better place for our children to live.

‘We can’t put into words how grateful we are to Lookers Vauxhall Liverpool, as the car has already made a huge difference. The Grandland X is a great car and is so accommodating to our transport needs.’

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