Thrifty Car and Van Rental Join Trust journey

The Argyle Community Trust have announced a brand-new partnership with car and van rental giants Thrifty who are coming onboard as a new official Charity Transport Partner.

Thrifty, the largest privately-owned rental company in the UK thanks to their comprehensive fleet and excellence in customer service, are providing six new community vehicles that give our charity an enhanced ability to logistically serve our communities and give opportunities to those most in need across Devon, Cornwall and beyond.

The fleet of vehicles, branded The Community FlexiBus fleet to reflect the diversity of work that will be supported, were delivered to the Trust’s flagship facility at Manadon last week ready for action, starting with supporting food delivery at the recent roadshow for Project 35, in partnership with Ginsters.

The vehicles will be deployed across our extensive remints and strands of work including facilities, health and wellbeing, community engagement, education and employability, sports, and PE and schools.

Thrifty FlexiFleet and Retail Manager Lyndon Bradshaw said: “As a company based in the South West, we are passionate about helping the communities in which many of our team live and work. The work that Argyle Community Trust does to help the people of Plymouth is crucial, and we’re proud to support an organisation that makes a difference to so many– from underprivileged children to vulnerable adults and people with disabilities – so profoundly.”

Trust Education Manager for Plymouth, Lee Britchford said: “It’s brilliant to be working with Thrifty. It will give our students opportunities to access games on the programme which requires travel around the country, and pre-season tours, but also allows us to put on trips for our younger age groups. It gives our students access to opportunities that they wouldn’t get if we didn’t have use of the vehicles.”

Trust Community Engagement Manager Dan Hart added: “Having vehicles like this is enabling us to deliver food across the counties of Devon and Cornwall and support people in food poverty through Project 35, our social impact project in partnership with Ginsters.”

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