More fun days out for people with learning disabilities after Ashton firm donates car to local charity

Posted on - 22nd March, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Charities, Preston News, Proud Preston
Bev Stevenson from Caritas Care and Carl Kramer from Kramer Motors Pic: Caritas Care
Assistant Manager Bev Stevenson accepts the keys to the car from Carl Kramer. She said the team is “drawing lots for who gets to take it on its first outing!” Pic: Caritas Care

People with learning disabilities who attend Caritas Care are looking forward to more days out after a car was donated by an Ashton-on-Ribble firm.


Kramer Motors gifted a 2014 seven-seater Ford Focus C-Max to the Vision in People (VIP) Day Service after seeing the charity’s good work.

Owner of Kramer Motors, Carl Kramer, caused a flurry of excitement when he arrived at Caritas Care’s Head Office in Tulketh Road on Tuesday 9 March to deliver the vehicle to the team.

Dale Tomlinson, Head of Adult and Community Services at Caritas Care, said: “This donation is incredible and generous beyond belief. We at VIP are delighted and we can’t thank Carl and his business enough for their kindness.

“Having an extra vehicle means we can take even more people out and provide them with more opportunities to explore different areas and experience new things. 

“There’s nothing we like more at VIP than getting people out into the environment to stimulate their senses, learn new things and most importantly, have fun!”

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Kramer Motors has been providing MOTs, vehicle servicing and repairs in Preston and surrounding areas for over 30 years, and has serviced and undertaken MOTs for Caritas Care’s vehicles. 

Owner Carl said: “We’ve completed the MOT on vehicles for Caritas Care and have seen the fantastic work they do.

“I also have first-hand experience of the invaluable support this service gives to people with a learning disability and their families and I know the vehicle will be put to good use.  

“It meant everything to see the smiles on everyone’s faces when I handed over the keys, and there was a real buzz of excitement around it.

“If this donation can help to open up more opportunities for day trips out, allow more people to attend events and enjoy life, then it has already done the job.”

Proud Preston. This, and many stories like it, show how the people of Preston are making a difference. Our Proud Preston section showcases all the charitable, kind, uplifting and great things about our city and the people who live here. #ProudPreston is alive and well, and there’s much to celebrate and be proud of, despite the challenging times we all face.

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