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Watt a brilliant idea! Charity launches its first electric vehicle

Ribbon-cutting event held for new van

08 October, 2021 — By Helen Chapman

Tracy Seymour, Anamaria Vrkic, Linda McGowan, Jackie Ryan, Carly King, Emilios Stavrou, Paul Formosa, Susan Pearson and Sille Aule

A DISABILITIES charity is celebrating the launch of its new electric vehicle.

Centre404 in Camden Road, Holloway, held a ribbon-cutting event this week to mark the arrival of its new van that will be used to transport vulnerable people to and from activities.

The building has just undergone a £2million refurbishment funded by the Mayor of London and the Big Lottery and are looking to become as environmentally friendly as possible.

Linda McGowan, Centre404’s chief executive, said: “We have been doing a lot around sustainability and it made us think let us get an electric vehicle rather than pollute our streets.

“We are always asking what else can we do and we are always looking to lower our environmental impact. Next we are looking into how to get more solar panels”

Paul Formosa, chair of Centre404, said: “They call Centre404 the heart centre – I am also a family carer and I know this is somewhere I can come for support. Hopefully with all these environmental changes it will be here for the years to come.”

The Morris Charitable Trust, the Charles S French Charitable Trust, the Edward Gostling Foundation, the 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, the Clothworkers’ Foundation and the Hobson Charity helped fund the electric vehicle

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