11 Dec 2014

Enterprise makes donation to Maggie’s Newcastle

11-12-2014

Global car hire firm, Enterprise has donated £1,000 to Maggie’s Newcastle, Newcastle International Airport’s adopted charity.

The car hire company, based at the airport made the donation through The Enterprise Holdings Foundation.  

The foundation was established by the founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Jack Taylor, to allow the company to give back to the communities where customers and employees live and work.

It provides charitable support to worthwhile, non-profit initiatives that are actively supported by the company's employees, their spouses and loyal customers in the thousands of local communities where they operate.

The foundation also provides more sizable special grants to non-profit groups or causes of significant strategic or social importance to the company and its employees.

Brian Waligora, General Manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car said: “Each year, we strive to support our business partners through our philanthropic division, The Enterprise Foundation.

“Newcastle Airport has identified a wonderful charity partner in Maggie’s and we are delighted to be able to offer this donation in support of their work. Enterprise Rent-A-Car prides itself on giving back to the communities in which we operate and we know that this donation will be put to good use supporting those fighting cancer in our locality.”

Maggie’s Newcastle offers a free service to those dealing with cancer through their centre at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. The centre offers workshops and classes as well as friendly support in a non-medical setting.

Maggie’s Fundraiser, Kelly Knighting-Wykes, Centre Fundraising Manager for Maggie’s, said: “We really appreciate Enterprise’s generosity and support with this fantastic donation.  Since opening in 2013 we’ve supported more than 27,000 people affected by cancer in the North East and we rely on donations like this as it makes a huge difference to what we can continue to offer our visitors at a time when they need us most.”

 Graeme Mason, Planning and Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We’re thrilled that Enterprise has made such a generous donation to support Maggie’s. Maggie’s offers a vital service for those dealing with cancer and their loved ones.”