Repair specialists fundraise for Supportive charity

Vehicle SMART, a Middlesbrough-based vehicle cosmetic repair company, fundraised more than £1,000 towards PPE equipment for local charity, Supportive.

Supportive is a North-East based charity that supports the local community to achieve greater quality of life for those at risk. From quality homecare, patient transport and volunteer transport, Supportive is a non-profit organisation aiding those of all ages and backgrounds.

Based on Riverside Park Industrial Estate, Vehicle SMART raised £1,080 while donating a used Volkswagen Fox into a raffle during a Supportive charity night event. The car subsequently went onto its new owner at the end of the evening.

It wasn’t the only good deed the cosmetic car repair company has carried out. Vehicle SMART also went on to raise another £5,000 through a multitude of boxercise classes that were all held online in collaboration with Ste Dowling.

The classes were held during lockdown to help get people active while indoors. Not only did this help to bring the community together, it allowed people to be active three times a week.

The generosity of the car repair specialist has significantly allowed Supportive to provide quality PPE equipment to those who require it the most within the local community, allowing them to safely carry on with their day-to-day lives.

Vehicle SMART director Chris Varney said: “I’m extremely proud to have raised this amount alongside my team. We’ve placed a massive emphasis on staying fit and healthy, especially now that mental health is more important than ever. We look forward to the next charity events within the back end of 2021 and into 2022“.