Electric charity tuck shop on way to Worcester - here's what you need to know - The Worcester Observer

Electric charity tuck shop on way to Worcester - here's what you need to know

Worcester Editorial 25th Oct, 2022   0

AN ELECTRIC charity tuck shop raising money for the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) is making its way across Worcestershire and Gloucestershire this half-term.

The travelling tuck shop, organised by the UK’s leading online car-buying service webuyanycar, will stop in Worcester at about 3.55pm on Wednesday (October 26) at the webuyanycar site on Bromyard Road.

Loaded with sweet treats, healthy snacks and cold drinks, 100 per cent of donations for the delicious items on board will go to GOSH Charity, having been donated by supermarket Morrisons.

The route will see the tuck shop stopping at webuyanycar branches throughout the UK and can be tracked via an interactive map on the webuyanycar website and across social media.

The fully electric travelling tuck shop will be powered by Zap-Map, the UK’s leading charge point mapping service, which allows EV drivers to search, plan and pay for EV charging across the UK. Throughout the journey, the travelling tuck shop will enjoy access to Zap-Map’s enhanced Premium service, which will provide in-car support to help the drivers search for charge points and view live availability info when on the move.

When stopping to charge, the electric charity tuck shop will in this instance charge for free, thanks to Zap-Pay, the simple way to pay for charging across networks from within the Zap-Map app. Webuyanycar will instead donate the estimated re-charge cost of £200 to GOSH Charity.

Hayley Thompson, Head of Retail Engagement at webuyanycar, said: “We’ve been working with GOSH Charity since April and so far the webuyanycar team has raised over £10,000 through skydives, head-shaves, car washes and much more, but we wanted to do something that involved the communities we work in too. Taking an EV from the tip of North East Scotland to the bottom of South West England, stopping at as many branches as we can in between is a great way to do this and drive many more donations along the way.”

Webuyanycar partnered with GOSH Charity in April this year, supporting families at the toughest moments of their lives. The partnership kicked off when the car-buying service donated a children’s ride-on EV for patients to use while at the hospital, and has continued with its 1000 strong team taking part in challenges across the country to raise money.

To see the full route and track Hayley’s journey, visit webuyanycar.com/charity or follow along on Instagram and Facebook.


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