Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust has donated nearly £5,000 to Derbyshire child exploitation charity Safe and Sound to support their outreach work programme.
Toyota Manufacturing UK has contributed more than £6.3 million to a variety of local community causes since 1992.
Tim Freeman, Trustee for the Charitable Trust and Deputy Managing Director at Toyota Manufacturing UK said “It is an honour and a privilege to be able to support the fantastic work of local charities such as Safe and Sound despite what has been a particularly challenging year for all. At Toyota, it is important for us to be able to contribute to our local communities in this way.”
Safe and Sound fundraising and marketing officer Lucy Orme (pictured with the cheque) said: “As we start to see lockdown restrictions easing and lighter nights, young people will naturally be venturing out more after school.
“Our outreach programme is vital to enable our support and youth workers and volunteers to engage with children and young people who might otherwise struggle to access services or who were unaware of the dangers of online and physical grooming and exploitation.
“This donation from Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust is therefore very much appreciated to support our efforts to have a visible presence in local communities – particularly where we know perpetrators target their efforts to engage vulnerable young people for their own exploitative purposes.”
For more information about the work of Safe and Sound and how to support the charity, please visit www.safeandsoundgroup.org.uk and follow on social media channels.
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