One of our longstanding and biggest goals at Overton Automotive is to help out and give back to the community where possible.
Over the years, we’ve given back to the community through various activities and campaigns. From donating end-of-life vehicles to NESCOL college, to supplying vehicles to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, we help out in any way we can!
To further underpin our commitment to helping out the local community, we’ve made the decision to support two incredible local charities this year, as chosen by our wonderful employees.
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA)
The first charity Overton Automotive has decided to support is Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).
Working alongside the Scottish Ambulance Service, they are Scotland’s only charity-funded air ambulance service. Their incredible work means they are on hand to help save lives when called upon.
The team work tirelessly, 365 days a year to be exact, and respond to hundreds of time-critical call outs every year.
SCAA rely solely on donations from the public, and with their life-saving missions costing them around £2,500, they appreciate all the support they can get.
Overton’s Business Development Manager Mark Boden explains the importance of SCAA’s work.
“Many of the roads and villages in our Northern tip of the country are remote and it is vital that the air ambulance keeps operating in order to reach any emergencies in these areas quickly. It really is a matter of life or death.
We’re so pleased to be supporting this charity which works in close proximity to our Aberdeen site. ”
Our second chosen charity is a wonderful organisation called Charlie House.
They’re committed to helping babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions. The support they provide is not only for the children, but also the families who care for the children.
A big part of their work involves arranging activities to help families to gain confidence, engage socially, meet others in a similar situation, share information and to access emotional and practical support when they need it most.
Charlie House is currently campaigning for donations to support their Specialist Support Centre. With a community of over 1,500 babies, children and young people requiring ongoing palliative care support in Grampian, unfortunately, there are limited services available locally.
Tracy Johnstone, Charlie House Chair, says “The £8m Big Build Appeal will enable us to build the centre, kit it out with all the specialist equipment requirements that the children need and get this fantastic centre operational and running for the first six months. This Specialist Centre will enable the children and their families to make wonderful memories together and live life to the full.”
“This charity is really close to our hearts. It is imperative we help them reach their goal of providing a support centre in the Aberdeenshire area, many families have to travel over 100 miles to get this valuable service now,” says Mark.
Overton Automotive is so pleased to be supporting this incredible charity and to help them reach their goal of building The Charlie House Specialist Support Centre.
Keep an eye out on social media for our charity fundraising events throughout the year and help us to support these fantastic charities.