Westover Toyota on Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth, has helped the Forest Holme Hospice Charity secure a donation of £1,500 from the Toyota Fund For A Better Tomorrow scheme.


Toyota’s Fund For A Better Tomorrow is a nationwide programme of grants that enable Toyota dealerships to apply for funding to support charities, schools and community projects in their local area.


Westover Toyota put together a strong application in favour of supporting the Forest Holme Hospice Charity which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, as well as providing support and advice to carers, family and friends.   The £1,500 donation awarded to the Forest Holme Hospice will support the charity with its life-enhancing work and will fund counselling sessions for local people following their diagnosis of cancer, as well as bereavement support sessions for families who are coming to terms with life without their loved ones.


Danny Ball, head of sales and finance at Westover Toyota, who worked hard to negotiate the largest possible donation, explained: “At Westover Toyota we consider it important to be part of the local community and we’re delighted to have obtained funding from Toyota.  The Hospice is a very worthy recipient of support from the Toyota fund, it does fantastic work helping those with life-limiting illnesses.  We look forward to seeing how the donation can help Forest Holme continue its vital, life-enhancing work in the local community.”


Kirsty Perks from Forest Holme Hospice Charity said: “We are delighted to have received this donation from the Toyota Fund For A Better Tomorrow and are grateful to Danny and the team at Westover Toyota for their support.  We rely heavily on donations and fundraising in order to provide vital services to local people who need it most. Support from businesses like Westover Toyota is essential in helping Forest Holme secure the funding to be here for future patients and their families during the most difficult time of their lives.”


Launched in 2012, Toyota’s Fund For A Better Tomorrow is enabling UK dealers such as Westover Toyota to support worthy causes and more than over 200 projects have received support with in excess of £350,000 donated in the last three years alone.


Established in 1923, the Westover Group operates from 28 locations across Dorset and Wiltshire and represents 15 vehicle manufacturers – Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Dacia, Fiat, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Nissan, Renault, Skoda and Toyota.