The Howards Family Charitable Partnerships Programme
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The Howards Family Charitable Partnerships Programme


Inspired throughout our heritage by ensuring that as a business we continually support the communities that support us.

In 2024 we will continue our pledge to donate £5 for each vehicle purchased to those in need through the Howards Family Charitable Partnership Programme, enabling us to continue our work with meaningful initiatives and ensuring that we make the most positive contribution we possibly can to improve the health and wellbeing of those in need.

Who do we support?

In order to support and give back to communities that support us, we fund partnerships which aim to:

  • Build strong relationships in and across communities, serving and supporting the local residents.
  • Improve the places and spaces in our communities.
  • Support our employees in their personal charitable ventures.
2022 Charitable Investment
2023 Charitable Investment
2023 Charitable Investment

How we're helping in 2024

We have already been busy this year, helping local schools, food banks and animal shelters as well as supporting our employees' charitable endeavours. We've got lots more coming up so watch this space to see our other projects for 2024.



Parkfield Primary School, Taunton

'The Nest' is a purposeful provision for our children who have additional needs. This is a vital space for our school, where children from EYFS to Year 6 can take part in daily sensory sessions, Attention to Autism time and play and explore where their needs and interests are at the centre.

We used the money to create mark making zones, a home corner, reading area and display boards to celebrate their talents and achievements. We wouldn't have been able to do this without the support of Howards, so we are very thankful.

Hollie Bowkett
Deputy Headteacher
Nest


Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue

We are still truly touched to have been one of the chosen for Howard Motor Group's Shining Stars. The van was full of food treats, new beds, coats leads harnesses, the list goes on. The most special part of the day was being to show off our gorgeous residents who this is all for. Thank you again to all involved.

Emma Stewart
Somerset and Dorset Animal Rescue


The Prince Of Wales School - Dorchester

'The Chromebooks provided by Howards Motor Group will significantly enhance our ability to deliver a cutting-edge educational experience. These devices will be instrumental in supporting our students' learning, helping them to access digital resources, develop their technological skills and engage more deeply with their studies.

We believe that investing in education is crucial for the future of our community, and this generous donation will have a lasting impact on our students and teachers. We are deeply grateful to Howards Motor Group for their support and are excited to see the positive effects this will have on our school community.

Thank you, Howards Motor Group, for your commitment to supporting local schools and for helping us to provide the best possible education for our pupils'

Mr G Spracklen
Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead
The Prince of Wales Schoo


Weston Hospicecare

For more than 30 years, Weston Hospicecare has given palliative care to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset completely free of charge. We simply couldn’t provide these vital services without support from organisations like Howards Motor Group.

The support from Howards Motor Group over many years has been transformative. It has made a significant contribution to the work of Weston Hospicecare and continues to make a difference to thousands of people in our local community each year. 

 

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The impact of your support can be seen across the organisation. This includes the expert care delivered from our base, Jackson-Barstow House in Uphill, where there is a 10-bedroom inpatient unit and a day and wellbeing centre, through our team of community nurse specialists who care for patients and their families in their homes and through our specially trained Family Support Team providing essential social, emotional, and spiritual support.

None of this would be possible without your support.

Every year, the need for our hospice services increases. With support from Howards Motor Group and others, together we can be there for our local community - improving and expanding our facilities and services and, crucially, giving life to days.

Thank you for making a difference to the lives of patients and their families from our community.


Georgina Landau

Head of Fundraising | Weston Hospicecare

 

Danny Supporting Weston Hospice


Weston Rugby Club

We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with Weston Rugby Club into the 23/24 season.

We share many values with the club not least a strong sense of community and family. This season we have also extended our support to the U14's and U16's supplying them with new Drill Tops for warm ups and training.

We look forward to some memorable moments and wish everyone the very best of luck for the season.

Chris Lee

Howards Motor Group Managing Director

Weston Rugby Club


Niamh, our Apprentice Aftersales Advisor

Niamh, our Apprentice Aftersales Advisor at Kia, will be taking on a Skydive this May for The Air Ambulance Service, to raise funds a year on from an accident that changed her life. After falling through scaffolding, Niamh was in a coma for three weeks and as a result, had to undergo months of speech and physio therapy, learning to walk and talk again. 

Niamh has made an incredible recovery but still lives with the long term affects of the brain and nerve damage, and is unable to do as much physical activity as she would like.
Niamh Skydive


Taunton Food Bank 

Howards are pleased to continue our support by supplying and maintaining the van, to enable them to continue the important work they do in our community.

'We deeply appreciate and are moved by the kindness, generosity, and continued support from Howards. Providing a 5-star service, they recently fixed and diligently maintain Taunton Foodbank's van, which is crucial for collections. On behalf of everyone at Taunton Foodbank, we extend our heartfelt thank you."

During 2022/2023, Taunton Foodbank fed 7,833 people (including 3,182 children) and gave out 80.102 tonnes of donated food.

Taunton Foodbank 
 
 
Taunton Food Bank
Jay, our Customer Relationship Manager 

To have the support of your employer for charitable ventures is something I’ve not had for a very very long time so when Howards Motor Group offered their support for my Charity bike Ride supporting SSAFA, I was really excited. It means a great deal to me that an organisation such as Howard’s Motor Group is supportive of their employees personal Ventures as well as their professional development.

Jay 
Howards Customer Relationship Manager
Jay RIDE LONDON


Yeovil Town Women's Football Club

We’re delighted to announce that Howard's Motor Group has renewed its partnership with Yeovil Town Football Club as well as showing their support for Yeovil Town Women’s Football Club.

Yeovil Town Women FC
Yeovil Womens


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