Local car dealership Hendy Kia is helping injured servicemen and women by continuing its support of a leading sailing charity.
The Leigh Road based retailer is supporting ‘Toe in the Water’ by providing the local charity with a Kia Sportage SUV.
Toe in the Water is an initiative that aims to inspire men and women from all three military services who have sustained injuries – including loss of limbs – to move beyond their disabilities and become re-motivated by life through sailing activites.
“Toe in the Water gives servicemen and women, injured while serving their country, the opportunity to take part in competitive sailing, on equal terms with their able bodied counterparts,”
said Hendy Group managing director, Paul Hendy.
“We fully support any initiative that offers these brave men and women the chance to engage in an activity that is equally challenging for all competitors. It is something they can excel at and plays a big part in their rehabilitation. I wish the charity every success and hope the car can be used to good effect.”
Toe in the Water will use the car to move teams and kit to different competitions and promotional events – as well to promote the charity itself.
Toe in the Water director Tanya Brookfield accepted the keys to the 4×4 from Hendy’s Alan Pritchard (pictured above) and said:
“This is a wonderful gesture and we are grateful to Hendy Group for the transport it is continuing to provide,”
“Our racing programme is a challenging one – and having the car means we can get our competitors to each event easily as a team. We look forward to a successful year and thank everyone at Hendy for their continuing support.”