Working with Charities

2017 was another busy year for the Trust, but one which proved to be our best yet. We are extremely proud of the £335,833.00 raised to benefit worthy causes in and around the local communities of Burnaston and Deeside.

Funds are raised in a variety of ways, with the main source of income being generated from our Lean Approach Seminars.  Our Public Visit Programme also supports the Trust by requesting a small donation from visitors to our facility. 

Employee involvement in the community is encouraged and, where appropriate, the Trust offer financial support through a number of channels.  For example:-

  • Members who undertake a sponsored activity on behalf of a charity are able to request Member Match-Funding, where the Trust will match up to £1,000 of any sponsorship raised. 
  • Members who have an active role within a charity or community group are eligible to apply for funding of up to £5,000 - see the Member Grants page for more information.
  • Members are encouraged to volunteer, in their own time, for worthy projects local to where they live. Funding of up to £2,000 is available to support this type of activity.

Our members are also encouraged to support the Trust and they have done so in many wonderful and wacky ways. 

Activities have ranged from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to showing off their favourite Christmas jumpers at work by contriburing £1 to the Trust.


Each year, many of our Members take part in the Derby 10K - 2017 was no exception with runners choosing to run and raise funds for the Trust.  They all managed to cross the line and collect their medals - well done!




Rhiannon Garvey & Hazel Clint organised an 80's disco for Children with Cancer UK in March. Everyone got into the spirit of it and dressed up. Outfits ranged from Adam Ant to Madonna and even Guns n Roses gate crashed the party. Many Toyota members enjoyed the night which raised £1136, plus Toyota Member Match Funding of £1,000.


Over the Easter period, the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable ran an Easter Egg competion for members' children to design their own Easter Egg.  We received some fantastic designs and it proved a daunting task for the Trustees to select the overall winners.  After much deliberating the winners were:-

0-4 years: Daisy, Ayda, Dylan and Lottie
5-8 years: Jessica, Nancy Mae, Jackson & Luke
9-13 years: Abigal, Lucy, Paris and Amelia.

Well done to everyone who took part and a big thank you to Thornton's and Sodexo (our on-site catering company) for kindly donating prizes.   Last, but not least, thank you to Kerry, one of our Charity Working Group Representatives, for organising the competition and raising valuable funds for the Trust. 


Dave Wall running the Manchester Marathon

Dave Wall ran the Manchester Marathon on behalf of the Derby Hospitals Combined Day Unit. The charity is close to Dave's heart as his mum was diagnosed with myeloma and the unit is where she receives weekly chemotherapy.

Not only did Dave complete the course in a very respectable 4hrs 2mins, he also raised £675 along the way, not forgetting his Toyota Member Match Funding of £675, so a fantastic total of £1,350 for a very worthy cause.  He said "it was the hardest run I've ever done - when crossing the finish line I was filled with so many emotions".  Well done Dave!



Dave Richards ran the London Marathon on behalf of the charity VICTA.  As part of his fundraising activity, Dave ran a sweepstake based on trying to guess his finishing time, which was 5 hours and 13 minutes + 26 seconds!

After finishing Dave said "I survived!  It was a fantastic occasion - iconic landmarks, great atmosphere - and I can definitely recommend it for those who are interestedl although it's time to draw a line under my own short-lived marathon career!  I am very grateful for everyone's kind donations and encouragement".

Victa is a charity that provides access to opportunities that build confidence and self-esteem in children and young people who are blind or sight-impaired.  Dave raised over £2,500.00, including member match-funding.




Babs Woodward was recently presented with her shirt for the Women v Cancer Ride the Night London 2018 activity by Amy Williams, MBE, British former skeleton racer and Olympic gold medallist.

Having geared up for the 2018 event, Babs joined an amazing team of women and successfully cycled 100km through London at night.  What an amazing experience!

Babs said "it was by far the most challenging ride, with riders braving thunderstorms and torrential rainfall flooding many of the roads along the route".

Over five years, Babs has raised £4,956, including Member Match-Funding, on behalf of Women v Cancer who raise money for three women's cancer charities - Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action and Jo's Trust.


Some of our members are busy arranging their next challenge for 2018, when they plan to take part in Race Across America (RAAM), a 3,000 mile coast-to-coast across the USA.  It is widely recognised as the world’s toughest endurance bicycle race. We look forward to sharing images of the event on our website.

So many exciting activities and all done to raise vital funds on behalf of the Toyota Manufacturing Charitable Trust, enabling us to continue support for our local communities. 


We are extremely proud of the £335,833.00 raised to benefit worthy causes in and around the local communities of Burnaston and Deeside.