Vehicle leasing specialists Motion Vehicles have joined forces with specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound to support its work across Derbyshire
Motion Vehicles, based in Hilton, has pledged support for the charity in a number of ways including donating vehicles at the end of their life through the national ‘Giveacar’ scheme; working with partners and members of the public locally who want to do the same; as well as donating to the charity in return for referrals to them for vehicle leasing agreements.
Vehicles donated will either be sold on through auctions or scrapped with proceeds going to Safe and Sound.
Funds raised will go to the charity’s Butterfly Appeal to expand services that protect and support young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of exploitation and their families.
Motion Vehicles director Marco Fappiano explained: “As a Derbyshire company providing vehicle leasing services to individuals and businesses in our local communities, we were keen to support Safe and Sound in whatever way we can.
“Child exploitation has a lasting impact on young people of all ages and circumstances and we are delighted to be able to use our expertise, contacts and knowledge in the motor industry to support Safe and Sound’s work.”
Safe and Sound chief executive Tracy Harrison added: “Since launching our Butterfly Appeal last summer, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response from the Derbyshire business community.
“Motion Vehicles’ offer of support – particularly through ‘Giveacar’ which is a growing phenomenon in the UK – is very welcome and we hope will add impetus to people’s desire to donate vehicles at the end of their life to a worthy cause.”
For more information about this and other ways to support Safe and Sound’s work across Derbyshire, please visit www.safeandsoundgroup.org.uk or follow on social media and for more information about Motion Vehicles visit www.motionvehicles.com
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About Safe and Sound
Formed in 2002, Safe and Sound is an inspiring Derbyshire charity that transforms young lives affected by child exploitation with innovative, hands-on programmes.
The charity works at grass root levels delivering individual support to each child as well as families and carers. This vital support enables them to move not just to a place of safety, but emerge unshackled and undefined by their experience and enabled to reach their full potential.
The charity continues to specialise in child sexual exploitation and is now developing its services to support children and young people facing or at risk of wider exploitation which are often interlinked. These include physical and emotional violence, neglect, modern day slavery, radicalisation and human trafficking, domestic abuse, missing episodes and County Lines.
Safe and Sound is led by former police superintendent Tracy Harrison with the support of a specialist team; an experience board of Trustees and now a team of Ambassadors who are helping to raise the profile of the charity and the issue of child exploitation.
Safe and Sound’s expertise came to the fore during the 2010 landmark case – Operation Retriever – which was Derby’s first prosecution for child sexual exploitation and abuse. The charity’s specialist team supported every young person affected by the criminal actions of 13 defendants who were jailed in total for up to 22 years for 70 offences.
For more information about child exploitation, Safe and Sound Derby and how to support their work, please visit www.safeandsoundgroup.org.uk