This weekend, we utilised our parts vans from Vantage Toyota Blackburn and Preston to help a cause close to our hearts and homes, the local Croston Flood Relief Appeal. A charity set up by the village themselves to help all those that have been victims of the latest flooding in the local area.
We were so grateful that the lovely Liz Nicholls, married to Garry Allum, Centre Principal at our Blackburn Centre, was able to drive one of our vans and their next door neighbour, Alistair Clarke the other. This meant that, with a volunteer each, they could help deliver 350 plastic boxes all over the village containing household goods such as hairdryers, kettles, toasters etc. that may have been lost in the floods and useful items including hand wipes and cleaning gel plus a questionnaire asking how the Croston Flood Relief Appeal could help their neighbours get back to normality.
It was thanks to Asda for donating all the goods to the charity and the many volunteers that got involved that it was such a success and received so well by the local residents.
As well as donating goods, the Croston Flood Relief Appeal has raised over £12,000 so far and are holding events over the next few months including a Curry Night, Music Festival and a Comedy Evening with Dave Spikey from Phoenix Nights to help raise money to rebuild people’s lives. For more information or if you would like to get involved, please ‘like’ @CrostonNews on Facebook. It is a fantastic cause!
At Vantage we are also offering complimentary vehicle health checks for any cars that have been affected by the local floods to make sure your vehicle is still running safely and smoothly, especially with the colder weather due at any time. No matter what make, or model you drive, if we can help you please get in touch.