At Hi-Speed, we understand the importance of giving back to our local community. We will continue to support local events taking place in 2021 and look forward to sharing further details over the course of the year.
It is a particularly challenging time for smaller, local charities and we want to do more to help over the coming months. So, if you are involved in a charity that operates within a ten-mile catchment area of our branches in Ash Vale and Rugby, then you could apply for one of our monthly grants of one-hundred pounds.
All you need to do is to complete the grant request form on this page, telling us who your charity is and how you would spend the grant.
This month our Ash Vale team have selected Mustard Seed Autism to be recipients of Hi-Speed`s monthly charity donation. The local charity based in Frimley Green will be using the donation to purchase equipment for their regular activity sessions. Zoe and Jamie popped down to meet the team and find...
Mustard Seed Autism
This month our Ash Vale team have selected Mustard Seed Autism to be recipients of Hi-Speed`s monthly charity donation. The local charity based in Frimley Green will be using the donation to purchase equipment for their regular activity sessions. Zoe and Jamie popped down to meet the team and find out more about the great work they do in supporting families living with autism.
1st Houlton Guides
The staff at our Rugby branch have chosen 1st Houlton Guides to support with this month`s charity donation. The new, local Girlguides group is launching in October and our donation will help to cover hall rental and provide resources for the girls to use on a weekly basis. The new...
1st Houlton Guides
The staff at our Rugby branch have chosen 1st Houlton Guides to support with this month`s charity donation. The new, local Girlguides group is launching in October and our donation will help to cover hall rental and provide resources for the girls to use on a weekly basis. The new group is open to girls aged 10-14 with an exciting and varied programme of activities designed to inspire and challenge participants. The Hi-Speed team will be keeping in touch wit the new group to offer further help and support.
The Myton Hospices
Our Rugby branch is supporting The Myton Hospices in Coventry and our donation will help facilitate a series of five counseling sessions for a bereaved child. Thank you to the teams at Myton Hospice in Coventry and Warwick for all you do to support our local community.
Rugby Food Bank
The staff at our Rugby branch have chosen Rugby Foodbank to support with this month`s charity donation and will be providing supermarket vouchers which we will be dropping to their distribution depot in Newbold Road. The Hi-Speed team are keen to help such a deserving organisation and will be looking at ways we can continue to help our local foodbank over the coming months. The foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK. The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 and has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities. In 2020/21, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 2,537,198 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, 980,082 went to children. The Trussell Trust and local foodbanks are working together to develop new ways to help people out of crisis. To find out more about The Trussell Trust visit www.trusselltrust.org.
Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT) was founded in 2018, by Harry’s family and friends in response to the need they identified following Harry’s diagnosis with Hydrocephalus (water on the brain). Harry’s family realised that, despite the fact that Hydrocephalus is the most common reason for brain surgery in children and affects 1 in every 1000 babies born in the UK today, relatively little is known about the condition. Additionally, there is little investment into the management of condition on a national scale. In response, the family founded Harry’s HAT. They are the only UK charity to focus solely on Hydrocephalus and its impact.
Chloe's and Sophie's Special Ears Fund
As part of our charity partnerships campaign, we have committed to supporting two causes each month and we are delighted to announce our March partners below:
The Hi-Speed team at Ash Vale has chosen to support Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund with a donation towards craft equipment. Chloe And Sophie’s Special Ears Fund is based in Camberley and aims to brighten the lives of deaf children.
Twilight Runway Challenge
Hi-Speed Services are proud to serve the local community and are delighted to sponsor this year’s Twilight Runway Challenge, as part of our Community Partnerships campaign.
Community Matters Partnership Project do such a fantastic job in linking business with the local community so it’s a perfect fit to support their own fundraising efforts.
Ian Dawkins is the Managing Director of Hi-Speed Services said, “It is with such pleasure and pride to be a sponsor of this fantastic fundraising event. Our values have always had the local community at their core and we understand the importance of giving back, which is even more vital with the current climate.”
Frimley Park Hospital
Staff at the Ash Vale branch of Hi-Speed have chosen the staff at Frimley Park Hospital to be amongst the first recipients of their monthly charity donation as part of Hi-Speed’s Charity Partnership campaign.
Director, Jamie Burmingham explained how important it was to show their support. He said, “All our team know friends and family who work at the hospital and we loved the idea of buying a gift from the hospital staff’s Amazon wish”. Jamie selected a chair and table, patio set for the staff garden.
Coventry & Warwickshire Mind
Staff at the Rugby branch of Hi-Speed have chosen the Coventry & Warwickshire branch of MIND to be the first recipients of a monthly donation as part of Hi-Speed’s Charity Partnership campaign.
Manager, Mary Bohdanowitsch praised the work of the mental health charity. She said, “Our staff wanted to show their appreciation for all the amazing work that the local branch does for the community-especially during these extremely challenging times.”
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Coronavirus update - a message to our customers
Hi Speed Services Fully Operational
We wanted to let you know what we’re doing in response to the Coronavirus outbreak to protect our staff and customers.
We’re following Government health advice to make sure our customers and our colleagues stay safe and we are putting all the necessary measures in place to ensure this advice is followed by everyone.
Some of our office staff and drivers are now operating from home with only essential staff remaining in the office to maintain business as usual on Same day, Overnight & Pallet collections & deliveries.
Our drivers have been asked to adhere to social distancing rules on all collections & deliveries, please can we ask our customers to do the same to protect themselves, as well as our drivers.
Please be patient with our drivers and office staff, they are all doing their bit to keep the Country supplied with essential goods in very difficult circumstances.
We wish our customers well in these very difficult times.