The Arnold Clark Linwood Toyota centre put Barnardo’s forward as a worthy recipient of money from the fund, and the organisation has now received £1,350.
The fund sees Toyota providing small donations to support grassroots projects that help improve the quality of life and the environment in local communities.
Stuart Brown, the dealership’s general manager, said: ‘The work done by Barnardo’s is crucial to the support of vulnerable children within our local community. We are delighted to be able to nominate such a fantastic initiative and help them benefit from the fund.’
Linwood Toyota welcomed representatives from Barnardo’s and a group of children who benefit from its work to its showroom for an official hand-over of the donation.
Lynn Marshall, a Barnardo’s support worker, said: ‘We will be developing a new sports group where children can play sports as well as discuss healthy diets and carry out cooking sessions.
‘The children we work with usually feel socially excluded within their communities, so we provide a space where they can relax, make friends, and just enjoy a few hours away from home.’