Holden Renault provides FITC 'team bus'

Norwich City's Football In The Community (FITC) charity has its own 'team bus' thanks to recent fund-raising efforts and the support of Renault dealer Holden.

Norwich City's Football In The Community (FITC) charity has its own 'team bus' thanks to recent fund-raising efforts and the support of Renault dealer Holden.

FITC director Ian Thornton and two of his coaches collected a Renault Master minibus from Holden, which the charity will use to transport coaching staff and young players to coaching events in and around Norwich.

For more than a decade, football in the Community has helped make young people's lives better through football, as well as spotting stars of the future.

Holden has been a supporter of the charity since 2000 and, with a grant from the Geoffrey Watling Trust and the opening of a rental department at Holden, the dealership has been able to provide the minibus from the Renault Master passenger vehicle range.


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The minibus will be used to support FITC's coaching for disabled children, school visits across Norfolk and FITC's new social inclusion initiative, aimed at children who don't currently engage in any form of physical activity - particularly those in deprived areas.

Ian said: “Getting a brand new minibus couldn't have come at a better time for us. It will allow us to get out into the community even more than before, and will be a particular help to our social inclusion initiative.

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“It is a fantastic vehicle with lots of room for our kit and coaching staff, and we're grateful to the Geoffrey Watling Trust and Holden's Renault Rent department for their support.”

Holden's general sales manager Philip Miller said: “Our Renault Rent department has been a great success since we set it up last year. We now have 30 rental vehicles available helping to keep local businesses and individuals on the move and we thought it would be great if Renault Rent could help keep the wheels turning for Football in the Community by sponsoring their Master minibus.”

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