Major charity buys sixteen Masters

A nationwide charity has purchased commercial vehicle insurance on a whole new fleet of vans this weekend, as they have taken delivery of sixteen new vehicles.

Age UK, the charity that works to improve the lives of Britain’s older population, has bought sixteen Renault Master vans and plans to operate them in its retail section. The vans will be used to make door to door collections of clothes donated by the generous public in the UK, and will then take the clothes on to the charity’s central warehouse in Warrington. From Warrington the vans will then ferry the clothes to the charity’s shops around the towns and cities in the UK heartlands.

David Coeshall, the Vehicle Procurement and Fleet Manager at the charity, said “Our brief while tendering was to look for a van that was reliable, spacious and fuel efficient, and the New Master met all of these requirements. The Renault Master is also comfortable, easy-to-drive and looks great thanks to its recent redesign.”

A spokesman for the vehicle manufacturer, said “It’s a real privilege to be handing over sixteen New Master Vans to a fantastic charity. Age UK does essential work in supporting elderly people and we are delighted to be working with them. Charities need to keep a close eye on their running costs, so we hope the New Master can help thanks to its huge capacity and incredible fuel economy in its class, achieving up to an impressive 870 miles on a single tank.”

Age UK came about with an amalgamation of two well known charities, Age Concern and Help the Aged. The charity is well known for its sterling work with old people throughout the land which includes advocacy advice, help in the home, day centres and other help and advice schemes.

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