LOOKERS Nissan Leeds has become a top sponsor of a key autism charity.
The motor retailer is now a Gold Sponsor of Leeds Autism Services and said it would work closely with the charity to improve the customer experience that it provides for those living with autism.
As well as educating itself about the issues some people with autism may face, plans are already under way to adapt the dealership to cater for the wide range of unique challenges faced by those within the autism spectrum.
The partnership was announced at the ‘Bigger and Better in Leeds’ event at Leeds Civic Hall, which was held to help launch the start of World Autism Awareness Week.
The event also gave Lookers Nissan Leeds the opportunity to promote its support for the Motability scheme, with many of its models included.
In addition, there are plans to host evening events at the dealership to cater to the needs of customers with autism.
Sales manager Matthew Young said: ‘We are immensely proud to be a sponsor of Leeds Autism Services, which is doing fantastic work to inform and educate the local community about the very real and sometimes complex problems faced by those with autism.
‘As a business, we believe we can learn a lot from this partnership, giving us a hugely valuable insight into what can be a very complex condition, and better educating us about how we can create one of the very first autism-friendly dealerships in Leeds.’
Danielle Furness, partnership and development officer at Leeds Autism Services, said: ‘We are very excited to be supported by such a well-known national brand as Lookers. The Motability scheme is fundamental to the sense of empowerment those living with autism can achieve, and we look forward to working closely with Lookers Nissan Leeds to adapt its products and services to these customers.’
Pictured at top are Matthew Young, Leeds Autism Services user Michael Duffy, and Danielle Furness
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