Charity Round-up: TPS, Platinum and Speed of Sight

Community Round-up: A look at some of the good work by people in the aftermarket this month. 


Eyes on the ‘pies’ with TPS homeless charity donation

TPS Croydon has proved a crust above after donating their ‘Pie Van’ sales prize to a local charity dedicated to helping the homeless. 

After topping an internal sales incentive by selling the most braking, suspension and lighting parts during National Pie week, the TPS Croydon centre staff won a visit from the Pie Van – a premium prize entitling all of the team to a free, unlimited, lunch. 

Mustapha Feika (TPS) Andy Fulker (Sutton Night Watch) Lee Howard (TPS) and Damien Simmons, (TPS)

However, rather than tuck into their well-earned pies, the big-hearted centre staff have instead opted to exchange their prize for the equivalent value in essential food items – all of which have been donated to the Sutton Night Watch homeless project.

Damien Simmons, Centre Manager at TPS Croydon, said: “The team did well to win the incentive and the Pie Van would have been a fantastic reward for their efforts.

“While it would have been nice to tuck into some tasty pies, everyone agreed it would be even better to help the local community, so we decided to donate the prize to the Sutton Night Watch, homeless project.

“It was a great all-round effort from the team, and I am really proud of them.”

Andy Fulker, Chief Executive Director. Sutton Night Watch, said: “The donation that we received has been a great help to us as we have been able to give out 150-200 food parcels a week to the vulnerable people who attend the Sutton Night Watch project.”


Edinburgh marathon to be run for Macmillan Cancer Support  

Klark Robinson, former Marketing Manager at Platinum International is going to be running in order to raise money for a cancer support charity in honour of two family members. He asked us to post the following note:

“We recently lost my Step Dad, Chris Taylor, Founder of Platinum International Limited in September and my Uncle [and former Platinum FD], Stewart Taylor, in August 2022.

I am running the Edinburgh marathon in memory of two amazing human beings.

They would both say that you should do it, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.

I am running the 2023 Edinburgh Marathon for Macmillan Cancer Support in order to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity.

They are a tremendous Charity and I would be so grateful if you could take the time to sponsor me to help the cause. If you could also reshare this information, that would be appreciated too. – Klark.

You can sponsor Klark’s run here:


Ashton-on-Mersey Golf Club’s ladies team has revealed that it will be raising funds for charity, Speed Of Sight, throughout 2023. 

Speed Of Sight is a charity run by blind race car driver and multiple World Record holder, Mike Newman, and co-founder John Galloway and hosts driving experiences for people with disabilities.

Speed of Sight gets a donation from a ladies’ golf club

Participants can have any disability, as the team, which is made up of volunteers, is trained to help everyone in and out of the four cars available, which are specially designed and built – two racing cars and two all-terrain buggies – to allow people of all ages with disabilities to enjoy the excitement and thrill of driving.

The vehicles, named after Mike’s guide dogs, are specially designed with dual controls and twin steering wheels and the buggies are equipped with hand controls. Speed Of Sight’s experiences take place nationwide at racing circuits and off road tracks.

Win Edmondson, Captain of the ladies team at the Ashton-on-Mersey Golf Club has known Speed Of Sight’s two co-founders for many years and suggested to support the charity with fundraising efforts over 2023 and raise awareness of the charity, especially as co-founder, Mike, lived in Ashton-on-Mersey for more than 20 years.

Mike Newman enthused: “We rely on generous donations from individuals and companies to help us to run these special track days for people with disabilities because it really is such a fun thing to do, especially when you’re told you can’t do something as ordinary as driving!


Published by Greg Whitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist @GregWhitaker5

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