Saturday 27th November, 2010

National Tyres presents a cheque

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Cambridge, 27 November 2009 – National Tyres & Autocare, along with the world’s largest producer of tyres and rubber products - Bridgestone, today presented a cheque for £119.14 to Romsey Mill, an award-winning charity dedicated to creating opportunities with young people and families in Cambridgeshire.

The money was raised at a recently held tyre safety roadshow at Sainsbury’s on Coldham’s Lane, Cambridge. Local shoppers were able to get their photo taken next to Bridgestone’s stunning Formula One car and test their driving skills in a F1 simulator – both in exchange for a donation to Romsey Mill.

Tim Lee from Bridgestone, with Michael Mitchell of National Tyres, Cambridge handed over the cheque to Sam Hill and Martin Brooke from Romsey Mill at the National Tyre Cambridge depot on Newmarket Road. Also in attendance were Bev Tumber and Katey Musgrave from Sainsbury’s Coldham’s Lane store.

Romsey Mill was established in 1980 by local churches and works with around 1,000 young people and families every week. These include teenage parents, young families, children with autistic spectrum conditions such as Asperger’s, and young people struggling in mainstream school or facing other life-challenging circumstances.

Tim Lee, national accounts executive at Bridgestone explained: “We heard about Romsey Mill through it having been selected by Sainsbury’s Coldham’s Lane as its local charity of the year. We have since had the opportunity to see and hear about the incredible work that the charity does with young people and families and are thrilled to be able to support their pioneering programmes.”

Sam Hill, fundraising and communications officer at Romsey Mill, added: “With our 30th anniversary approaching, we have been really fortunate to have the opportunity to develop the relationship with Bridgestone and National Tyres through being Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year. We are delighted to have their support and look forward to working closely with them in the future.”