Local charity, About Face, has taken delivery of a Peugeot Bipper van, courtesy of the Westover Group.
The van will be used at events to raise awareness of the support the charity offers, as well as to transport team members on support visits.
It was presented to the charity’s management team – which is made up of local volunteers - by Peter Wood, Westover Group joint managing director and trustee of About Face, at a recent meeting.
“The Bipper van will be a huge asset to About Face,” says Ian Catley, the charity’s chief executive. “Vehicles are an expensive and testing outlay for charities, especially at a time when fundraising is so challenging. Voluntary organisations are slowly recovering from the impact of the recession but we’re well aware that finances remain tight in most households. Westover’s donation has therefore not only saved us a significant sum but also a great deal of hard work! The Bipper will also allow us to cut costs on an ongoing basis, thanks to its fuel.
l efficient engine and low maintenance bills. I know the team here wishes to pass on their thanks to everyone at Westover Group.”
About Face offers support, help and friendship - as well as the use of its volunteers’ experience - to people currently experiencing, or having experienced, facial cancer, including skin and oral cancers. The charity supports people from across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and East Devon, offering one-to-one and group support. The About Face Centre (opposite Poole Hospital in Dorset) runs a ‘drop-in’ session on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as a monthly support group.
For more details regarding About Face, please call 01202 677340 or visit www.localgiving.com/aboutface.