Amey’s ‘Mission Christmas’ Gritter supports disadvantaged children

08 December 2016
Image of men in PPE holding children's toys.

Amey’s ‘Mission Christmas’  Gritter supports disadvantaged children

Amey, who provide highways and winter maintenance services across Hampshire, were recently visited by Wave 105 presenter Andy Jackson who thanked employees for their support of the radio station’s Mission Christmas appeal.  

Amey’s Account Director Paul Anderson and Operations Manager Chris Lucie took the opportunity to hand over some donated toys. Andy looked at Amey’s ‘Mission Christmas’ winter maintenance gritter which was specially named after the appeal, and had a brief ride in “Mission Christmas” before leaving with the donated gifts.

Paul Anderson said “This is the fourth year we have supported Mission Christmas and having one of our gritters named after the appeal is a great way to show our support to this wonderful initiative.  It’s a fantastic cause to ensure local disadvantaged children have the opportunity to open a present on Christmas Day when they otherwise might not have been able to.”

During December, 20 Amey employees will be spending a day at the Mission Christmas warehouse helping to ensure that thousands of donated toys are allocated correctly. Every Amey employee can spend a day volunteering with a charity or community group of their choice as part of our community engagement programme. Over 70% of Amey’s local workforce in Hampshire used their day during 2015 to make a difference to the local community.

Mari-Louise White, Charity manager at Wave 105 Cash for Kids, said: “It’s heart-breaking to think that some children in our area won’t wake up with a gift on Christmas morning, so we’re thrilled that Amey are giving back so much to Mission Christmas and helping us to put a smile on the faces of thousands of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.”

88,000 children live in poverty across the central south. Wave 105 Cash for Kids launched Mission Christmas to do their best to ensure that every child has a happy Christmas and can open a present.