Yorkshire-based vehicle-hire firm, Arrow Self Drive, has donated three new vans to children’s charity, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Founded in 1988, Arrow Self Drive is a family-run business and the largest independently owned car, van, minibus and truck rental company in Yorkshire. With eight depots based around region, the firm offer competitive rates and a first-class service on a wide range of vehicles from small economy cars, to vans, luxury MPV’s, minibuses and trucks.
The firm initially began supporting Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, three years ago, originally sponsoring one small van but recently increased its level of support to include a fleet of three vehicles.
Bradford sign-writing company, Leading Edge Signage and Graphics supplied the eye-catching vehicle wraps for the vans.
The three bright purple vans, dubbed Pip, Patrick and Percy began collecting and delivering furniture at the end of May 2017; for distribution at Forget Me Not’s nine charity shops in the region.
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice provides support to hundreds of children across Yorkshire and East Lancashire with life-shortening conditions. Support includes nursing care, days out, listening, respite care, therapy and much more.
Gareth Pierce, head of retail at Forget Me Not, said: “We’re thrilled with the new vans. We are now selling second hand furniture in some of our charity shops and we need these larger vans to deliver large pieces of furniture.
“We’ll also be using them for collections and house clearances, where people kindly donate furniture to be sold in the shops. Not only that, but the newly designed graphics look great and really help raise awareness of Forget Me Not on the road, wherever they go! These vehicles have arrived just in time for the opening of our new Superstore on Manchester Road in Huddersfield, which opened last month.”
Arrow Self Drive’s managing director James Hill said: “We’re pleased to be able to provide the charity with transportation and hope they find our support useful in delivering their much-needed services to the community. We hope to be able to continue working in partnership with the charity long into the future. ”
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is also running a competition in conjunction with their new vehicles, whereby the public is encouraged to take a photo and post it social media if they spot the vans on the roads around Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield or Bradford. The winner will be selected by the Hospice in July and the prize will be a family ticket to Forget Me Not’s Lantern Trail in October 2017.