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HAIR-CUT CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT NHS CHARITIES

21/04/2020

21/4/20

Thousands of workers from car dealerships across the country are donating the cost of their haircuts to NHS charities.

As part of the #HaircutsforHeroes campaign the staff are giving all the money they would normally pay for a cut and blow-dry, shampoo and set, colour or even a beard trim to support the work of NHS Charities Together.

Robert Forrester, chief executive of Vertu Motors plc, which is organising the campaign and match-funding the money raised by colleagues, said: “Our colleagues are embracing this fundraising and having some fun giving themselves or members of their household a new look!

“NHS staff and volunteers are doing the most amazing work right now in caring for COVID-19 patients.

“We wanted to show our respect and gratitude as they work tirelessly in the face of the virus. It's our turn to make sure we look after them, to ensure they can keep doing their vital work.

“With hairdressers and barbers temporarily closed during this unprecedented time we're asking our colleagues to chop, snip, trim or dye their hair or beard to help raise vital funds to support our NHS. They can then share before and after pictures on social media and challenge their colleagues and friends to do the same.

“Everyone can get involved and we’d love our customers, and the general public, to support the campaign. For anyone that wants to 'keep their hair on', they can simply make a donation via our JustGiving page.”

For more information on the campaign or to donate https://www.bristolstreet.co.uk/haircuts-for-heroes/

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CONTACT: Caroline Walker on 01325 363436

Notes to editors:

Vertu Motors plc (which trades under the Bristol Street Motors, Macklin Motors, Vertu Toyota, Vertu Honda, Vertu Volkswagen, Vertu Mercedes-Benz, Vertu Kia and Farnell Jaguar Land Rover brands) was formed in late 2006 to acquire and consolidate UK motor retail businesses. The group was founded as a new entrant into the UK motor retail sector and is listed on the AIM market (UK:VTU).

In 2017, the Group became the first major UK motor retailer to offer customers the ability to purchase a used vehicle entirely online with the launch of Bristol Street Motors Buy Online. The platform enables customers to buy a used vehicle in as little as five minutes if they have the funds in place, arrange financial packages if they don’t, and have the vehicle delivered to any UK mainland home address.

Since flotation in December 2006, the Group has established itself as a major player in the United Kingdom automotive retail sector. The Group currently operates 133 franchised sales outlets and 3 non-franchised sales operations, representing 24 manufacturers, from 110 locations across the UK.

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Chief Operations Officer at Vertu Motors plc David Crane supports Haircuts for Heroes with a trim from his daughter
Chief Operations Officer at Vertu Motors plc David Crane supports Haircuts for Heroes with a trim from his daughter
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