Inchcape Supports Charities Cure Leukaemia and Trussell Trust Food Banks

Discover Inchcape's #FillYourBoots charity campaign

Inchcape Encourages Team To #FillYourBoots

As a business Inchcape is proud to support a range of charities. And 2022 is no different as we ask our colleagues to #FillYourBoots by either:

 • Putting on their walking boots on and stepping outside to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia.
• Opening their car boots and filling them with food to support your local foodbanks.

Learn more about Inchcape's charity work, the donations we're making, how our colleagues are getting involved and how you can donate in this article.

Inchcape Teams Support Cure Leukemia Fundraising

As a responsible business, we're committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate, for our people, for society, and for the planet. 

For 2022, our charity focus is for Cure Leukeamia and colleagues across the business have been getting involved whilst making donations which are being matched by Inchcape up to £10,000.

Inchcape colleagues have been welcoming James from Cure Leukeamia as he visits our sites across the UK as part of his 'Tour of the TAP'. Colleagues have also been getting involved by walking or running with the theme of 14, as part of the "Your 14" campaign in recognition of the fact that someone is diagnosed with the disease every 14 minutes. Team members may have been running 14km, being active for 14 minutes, completing 14 press ups a day or walking 1.4km. The options are endless as long as they reflect the theme of 14.

To make it even more fun Inchcape have created a walking bingo card for colleagues and their families to take with them whilst getting active with a range of things to see and do and plenty to tick off to complete the card.

To donate click the link below or to keep up to date with our colleagues progress search for #FillYourBoots on social media.

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As the second part of Inchcape's #FillYourBoots charity campaign, Inchcape has chosen to support The Trussell Trust,

The Trussell Trust have a nationwide network of over 1,200 food banks to provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. It is estimated that there are over 14 million people in the UK who live below the poverty line. 

To support this life saving organization, teams from all our Inchcape sites across the business are choosing a car and filling the boot with non-perishable food, toiletries and hygiene products for foodbank donations. Once a car's boot is full the donations are taken to the closest Trussell Trust foodbank. 
In addition to each site's individual donations, Inchcape UK have pledged to donate £5,000 each month to The Trussell Trust from September until the end of the year. This donation alone will total an incredible £20,000!

Click below to learn more about The Trussell Trust.  

Sneak Peak To Future Charity Efforts

It will be exciting to see over the coming months just how much we can donate as a business and team as part of our #FillYourBoots charity campaign supporting The Trussell Trust and Cure Leukaemia. 

Some future plans have already been made as well with Scot Grant, Head of Business for BMW and MINI Colchester pulling together a team to take on Snowdon in December to fundraise for Cure Leukaemia.   

Scot said: "When I heard recently that Inchcape UK had chosen Cure Leukaemia as our charity to support in 2022, it was clearly close to my heart. Twenty years ago this November, I lost my biggest hero to pancreatic cancer, my dad. Shortly after his brother (my uncle) was diagnosed with Leukaemia and passed away. After speaking with some of my team, we decided that this December a small group of us would drive from Essex to Wales, and climb Snowdon in the midst of winter to raise money and awareness for this amazing charity.

If you'd like to sponsor Scot and his team click below.


The Tour of The TAP 2022

For 2022 'The Tour of the TAP' is in association with Inchcape UK. 

The tour sees Cure Leukaemia Chief Executive, James McLaughlin, once again putting on his running shoes throughout September 2022. James will complete a 14km run around each of the 12 Trial Acceleration Program (TAP) centres the charity operates. Once he has completed these runs he also plans to join the London Marathon on Sunday 2nd October, just over a week after completing the final leg of his Tour.

James will run over 100 miles in two weeks to raise funds for the 12 UK blood cancer or TAP centres the charity supports. 

Over the past two years 'The Tour of the TAP' has raised over £50,000 and James aims to increase this to £100,000 with this year's tour.

Speaking ahead of the start of the challenge, James said:

“A person is diagnosed with blood cancer every 14 minutes in the UK so that is why I have decided to again run 14km for patients at each of the 12 blood cancer locations we fund as part of the TAP Network – so there is method to my madness”

Click below to support James in his 'Tour of the TAP' and donate to this worthy cause.

Cure Leukaemia

Established in 2003 by Professor Charlie Craddock CBE and patients Graham Silk and Michael Woolley, Cure Leukaemia is a charity designed to help patients with blood cancer access new effective treatments as soon as they become available. 

In January 2020, Cure Leukaemia began a 3-year, £3,000,000 commitment to funding the national Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP). There are now a total of 12 TAP centres across the UK, each allows patients to be connected with world-class and potentially lifesaving treatments that would otherwise not be available to them.

Thanks to the way Cure Leukaemia has been set up, their charity work and donations, millions of pounds of pioneering drugs not yet readily available via the NHS have been given to patients. 

Click below to learn more about Cure Leukaemia's life changing work.