London Hire support Leonard Cheshire in their hour of need
London Hire came to the aid of a Lincolnshire based Leonard Cheshire facility after thieves cruelly stole one of their accessible vehicles.
The Mercedes Sprinter was stolen back in March, severely restricting the vital service that the facility and its staff provide.
As soon as the incident occurred, a huge and generous response resulted, a local resident donated £50,000 to pay for a brand new vehicle. However, as the supply time for the new minibus would take months, London Hire happily stepped in and supplied one of their 15 seat fully accessible van conversions, until the new vehicle is delivered. “
We have been absolutely blown away by not only the anonymous donation for the new vehicle but also the support of everyone at London Hire in helping us vehicle wise while we are waiting “ explained Julia Scott, manager at Hovenden House. Julia continued “
The vehicle provides quality of life to our residents, providing them with their only lifeline to the local community.” Care Supervisor Racheal Mayer is absolutely thrilled the vehicle can now continue to support the outings and activities that were planned well in advance, “ We are all extremely grateful, it would have taken us a long time to fundraise for a new vehicle, so a huge thank you to everyone concerned.”