Sytner Group opens doors to local charity

Sytner Group dealership Guy Salmon Land Rover Maidstone has partnered with The Young Lives Foundation to motivate, guide and assist young people in Kent.

It welcomed children being mentored at the organisation to the dealership, where they were able see behind the scenes of a modern automotive retail outlet.

Kim Simpson, customer relations manager at Guy Salmon Land Rover, said: “I was approached by Nick Peel, and he asked if one of the children he mentors at The Young Lives Foundation, could come in for a visit. The charity does amazing work so we were thrilled to get involved and we arranged the visit with Nick and let the whole team here know that we were to have a visitor so that we could all make a fuss of him.”

Neil Vickery, operations manager at The Young Lives Foundation, said “We are so grateful for the support given by both Nick, our superb volunteer mentor, and everyone at the Sytner Group, for providing such a tremendous experience. It’s so important for young people to feel connected to their local communities, and to know that there are people out there who want to provide opportunities to broaden their horizons and explore the world outside of their homes and classrooms. On behalf of The Young Lives Foundation, our thanks go to everyone who made this happen.”

Louise Schembri at Sytner Maidstone, said: “It’s great that we’re able to support The Young Lives Foundation and give young people in the Maidstone area opportunities that they may not have had before. As the UK’s largest prestige motor retail group, we want to lead the way, not only in delighting customers and colleagues, but in the support for the communities in the areas in which we work.”