M6toll Staff Sent Packing for Troop Aid


As part of the M6toll's Drive for Charity funding, Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL); operators of the M6toll, have donated a huge £10,000 to Troop Aid for the provision of grab bags. Members of MEL's Social Committee visited Troop Aid's unit in Solihull this week to help pack the 400 M6toll grab bags which contain vital 'basic essentials' which are supplied to troops who are injured on exercise or when they return to the UK from war zones without their personal effects or clothing.

James Hodson, Director of Motorway Operations at MEL said: "it is a true honour to support Troop Aid. As a result of the tireless efforts of Troop Aid's small team of dedicated staff and volunteers, they are able to provide such an invaluable service supporting our injured service personnel and their families. They truly are ordinary people providing an extraordinary service."

Pam Sutton, Secretary for Troop Aid added: "Troop Aid supports Injured Troops by supplying emergency clothing and toiletries to British Military Hospitals in war zones, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and all Ministry of Defence Hospital Units attached to the NHS. We are thrilled to have been selected by the Midland Expressway Ltd's Social Committee as one of their charities for the coming year."

As part of MEL's £10,000 donation, they are also proudly sponsoring a table for injured service personnel at Troop Aid's forthcoming annual ball which is being held at the National Motorcycle Museum on Saturday 22nd November.  MEL's Social Committee is always on the lookout for local charities and community projects to support. To register your charity or community project with MEL for consideration to receive fundraising or practical (volunteering) support now or in the future visit www.m6toll.co.uk for further information or telephone 0870 850 6222.

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IMAGE: Pictured from Left to Right ‐ M6toll Social Committee members; Karen Johnstone from Cannock, Rod Instone from Willenhall and Joanne Brett from Sutton Coldfield with James Hodson, MEL's Director of Motorway Operations from Stafford and Al Sutton, Troop Aid's Chairman pictured with the M6toll grab bags ready to be transported to Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Birmingham