The WESC Foundation fleet is turning green

18 April 2019

WESC Foundation Kia hybrid cars

WESC Foundation has turned to hybrid and electric cars as part of a new, ‘green’ approach to its fleet of vehicles.

Two new Kia Optimas, supplied by Marsh Kia of Exeter, were recently delivered as part of programme to gradually replace older petrol and diesel cars and people carriers. WESC Foundation’s fleet is used on a daily basis to transport students to offsite enrichment activities and medical appointments. Staff also travel around the county delivering outreach support to schools, businesses and individuals.

The ongoing programme of modification has included installing new plug-in charging points at the charity’s Topsham Road campus.

Jon Duckham, Fundraising Manager at WESC Foundation, said:

“These vehicles are really important to us because they enable our young people to access such a wide range of opportunities. These enrichment experiences help them to live fulfilling lives. Our ambition is to eventually replace our entire fleet of vehicles, and we are grateful to our supporters for helping us to reach this first, important milestone.”

Pete Underhill, Business Sales Manager at Marsh Kia Exeter, said;

“We’re pleased to be able to support a local business, such as the WESC Foundation, that provides much needed care and support for those that are visually impaired. We hope these cars will benefit the charity and help transport patients to where they need to be.”

Signs Express completed the signage work on the new vehicles at their Marsh Barton workshop.

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