Bauer Radio charity helps children in 21 areas across the country
Arnold Clark is usually in the headlines at this time of year thanks to its fantastic annual ‘real sale’, but now it’s because of a whopping £100,000 donation to Bauer Radio’s children’s charity, Cash for Kids.
Cash For Kids operates through Bauer Radio stations across 21 areas of the UK, offering aid to sick, disabled and underprivileged children and young people who are suffering from abuse or neglect.
Debbie Fraser, Regional Charity Manager for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids, said: “We have made over 31,500 financial awards to projects, supporting more than 105,000 vulnerable and disabled children in Glasgow and the west of Scotland during 2014 and this wonderful gesture from everyone at Arnold Clark will have such a positive impact on our work. Thank you so much.”
At the end of 2014 the children’s charity launched its Mission Christmas campaign, where radio listeners donate new and unwrapped gifts for disadvantaged children across the UK to brighten their Christmas morning.
In 2013, Mission Christmas distributed over £6.9 million in gifts and cash and helped hundreds of thousands of children across the UK.
David Cooper at Arnold Clark said: “We're proud to be able to support such a wonderful charity, which really makes a difference to disadvantaged children in the UK.”
Arnold Clark puts a lot back into the community in various ways. Together with the Prince’s Trust, it runs a programme helping potential mechanics. This car mechanics programme is a short course, designed to give young people the skills and confidence to embark on a career in the industry.
The programme is extremely successful and, to date, 98% of students have been offered employment at an Arnold Clark dealership.
Arnold Clark has a purpose-built training centre in Glasgow, which is the base for the initial training, including learning about basic vehicle maintenance, tyre fitting and valeting.