Rubber cheque won’t bounce

Local charities receive cash from Kumho Tyres
Local charities receive cash from Kumho Tyres

Linlithgow Link and Linlithgow Amateur Musical Productions are celebrating after winning a share of £100,000 in a community vote.

Linlithgow Tyres and Exhausts, of Blackness Road, nominated both local causes as part of Kumho Tyres Cash for Causes campaign.

The international tyre company pledged to make a difference in local communities over the summer by donating money to deserving good causes.

The Cash for Causes initiative allowed Kumho Tyres to give away more than £100,000 to 400 charities, groups and projects, through its ECSTA Performance Centre (EPC) retail partners.

Following the nomination by Linlithgow Tyres and Exhausts, Linlithgow Amateur Musical Productions intends to put its £250 towards continuing to provide musical and dramatic entertainment to the local community, particularly for children’s theatre, which helps young people develop their confidence and social skills.

Linlithgow Link will use its £350 to provide services to the local community including transport for the elderly and the new Linlithgow dementia cafe.

Both groups expressed their delight at being presented with their donations by Alana Robertson of Linlithgow Tyre and Exhaust Centre.

They said the funds would allow them to continue their good work in the community.

LAMP president Fiona Scott said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won.

“This was a real last minute effort as I only saw the original ad in the paper the Friday before we were due to leave on holiday on the Monday.

“I would like to thank everyone who voted for us and, in particular, Kumho Tyres, the promoters of the community cash awards, and Linlithgow Tyre and Exhaust Centre who made an extra £100 donation to us.”

Pauline Andrews, of Link, said: “We were very lucky to have been considered for this and are extremely pleased to have won. This money will allow us to update both our computer systems and modernise our website.”

Commenting on the Cash for Causes campaign, Kumho Tyres’ marketing director, John Thrupp, said: “We’ve been thrilled with the way this campaign has grown this year.

“Votes were incredibly close up to the last moment.”

More than 12,000 votes were cast nationwide in the promotion.