Richmond Motor Group MG supports local community with Meals on Electric Wheels
Food provided to shielded and vulnerable in association with The Lady Hamilton pub
Cars provided through MG Motor’s good causes programme, to use free of charge
Scheme allows key workers, charities and support workers to travel safely during pandemic
All MG EVs covered by brand’s famous 7-year warranty
An MG dealer on the South Coast is helping support the local community during the current Covid-19 lockdown by providing two MG EVs free of charge to a local initiative providing meals to vulnerable members of society.
Partnering with Jeanette Warren, Head Chef of The Lady Hamilton pub, Richmond Motor Group provided a MG ZS EV and an MG5 EV to help support the vulnerable, by delivering meals prepared by Jeanette and a team of local volunteers.
The initiative was set up during the first lockdown and has developed throughout the pandemic. Working with the charity Pompey in the Community, who are providing ingredients for the meals, Jeanette and the team have been preparing up to 100 meals a day that are then delivered to local people who are shielding or may not be able to enjoy a daily hot meal.
With the offer of the EVs, Richmond Motor Group and MG have been able to give Jeanette and the team more time to spend preparing the meals, meaning more people can benefit from the scheme – and also get their meals delivered with no tailpipe emissions.
Jeanette said: “We are really grateful for the support that Richmond Motor Group have provided. Not only have they supplied cars, but several of their team have volunteered to help with delivering the meals, which is just fantastic, and so much more than we could have hoped for. This added support means we will be able to help more people throughout the community as we deal with the difficulties Covid-19 presents.”
Michael Nobes, Managing Director of Richmond Motor Group, added “This is a great local project, that really demonstrates how the people of Portsmouth can pull together to support their local community. As a local business we are delighted to be able to help this initiative and deliver support to those who need it most and be involved in giving back to our community.”
The cars are being supplied as part of MG’s Good Causes programme, where the company is providing 100 of its ground-breaking EVs to be used by charities, support groups and volunteers free-of-charge.
The company supported the NHS, its partners and its agencies during the first UK lockdown in 2020 with an offer of free cars to help them with transport.
It is now offering a further 100 cars through its 120-strong dealer network, which will be given to local good causes that are supporting their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
MG Motor’s Commercial Director, Guy Pigounakis, said: “Our dealers achieved some terrific things within their local communities in 2020 and we’re delighted to help this continue – Richmond’s chosen partner is a hugely community-minded one that we’re honoured to support.”
MG currently offers three plug-in models in the UK – the established MG ZS EV, the game-changing All New MG5 EV and MG HS Plug-in, all backed up by MG’s incredible 7-year warranty and fast-developing dealer network.