Fix Auto and AkzoNobel partner for charity

Fix Auto Loughborough recently joined forces with AkzoNobel to bring aid to a much-needed local community charity.

Reminiscent of the popular TV programme DIY SOS, the two organisations fitted more than 150 man-hours and a £9,800 repair as estimated by Audatex, into four days in order to transform what was a tired and dilapidated 16-seater minibus back to its former showroom glory.

The project started after Fix Auto Loughborough owner Paul Smith approached his local MP, Nicky Morgan, when she visited his new Fix & Go express repair facility in 2017. Through Nicky’s guidance, the Leicestershire repairer approached The Exaireo Trust, which supports homeless and less fortunate people living locally, helping people to move on and live independently in the future.

Paul turned to AkzoNobel for support to complete the project under its wider Human Cities Initiative. Together they have fully reconditioned and restored the charity’s tired and downtrodden minibus.

Barry Murray, regional sales manager at AkzoNobel, commented, ‘We’re always looking for ways to give back to the communities in which we work, and The Exaireo Trust is certainly a deserving cause. We were only too pleased to help out and work together with Fix Auto Loughborough to fully restore the minibus with a brand-new livery and get it looking back to its best.’

Commenting on the project, Paul said, ‘It’s been one great team effort. We work closely with AkzoNobel and I knew they supported local community projects. Working with Nicky, we’ve managed to completely restore what was a very tired workhorse of a minibus.’