Children's Respite Trust chief executive Gavin Fisher and SLM Toyota general manager Paul Hardwell chat over a cuppa in the new kitchen at the trust's Uckfield day centre.

SLM Toyota Uckfield sees how grant helps Children’s Respite Trust

SLM Toyota Uckfield general manager Paul Hardwell and marketing manager Mel Ball have revisited the Children’s Respite Trust day centre in Uckfield to see how Toyota grant money has been spent.

The town dealership secured £1,800 from Toyota UK’s Fund for a Better Tomorrow scheme and a cheque was presented to the trust’s chief executive Gavin Fisher in March.

Children's Respite Climb Frame

Play equipment at the Children’s Respite Trust day centre in Uckfield.

Paul and Mel were pleased to see progress on developing the centre and particularly the kitchen where the grant money has been spent. They also saw colourful new play equipment installed for children.

The Children’s Respite Trust helps families with disabled children to get a much-needed break from the strain of caring for a disabled child 24 hours a day.

Children's Respite Monkey

A monkey attracts attention at the Children’s Respite Trust day centre in Uckfield.

SLM Toyota is keen to continue to support the charity and several ideas are being discussed, including a dealership sponsored gift for the children this Christmas.

Paul said: “I was delighted to meet Gavin and offer our full ongoing support for this incredibly worthwhile local charity situated on our doorstep. Everyone at the dealership is looking forward to working with the trust in the future and watching the facilities develop even more.”

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