Cash for causes campaign

An international company, who has a retailer in Brechin, is pledging to make a difference in local communities by donating money to deserving causes.

Kumho Tyres, one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers, has launched its ‘Cash for Causes’ campaign, which will see the company give away more than £100,000 to deserving local charities, groups and projects, through its ECSTA Performance Centre (EPC) retail partners.

Over 200 of Kumho Tyres’ EPC retailers across the country have signed up to take part in the ‘Cash for Causes’ campaign, each selecting two local community projects they feel deserve a donation.

They then go head to head in a public vote to see which one the community feels should receive the larger share.

Angus Tyres, the Kumho EPC retailer in Brechin, has chosen The Cafe Project and Arbroath Lifeboat Station - RNLI as their worthy recipients.

Through organising and running various events such as parent and toddler groups, youth groups and men’s clubs, The Cafe Project aims to eradicate juvenile delinquency in the local community.

The group also provides support to those with learning and behavioural difficulties.

A donation from Kumho would help The Cafe Project to continue providing support to those who need it.

Arbroath Lifeboat Station - RNLI saves lives at sea. The charity provides an essential 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, plus life guards and first aid support.

Winning the ‘Cash for Causes’ public vote would help Arbroath Lifeboat Station - RNLI raise over £2,000 for an essential helmet camera, as well as funding ongoing training and equipment.

Customers can cast their vote in-store or online for their favourite community project. Voting closes on September 7 with the local winner being announced on September 25. An overall national winner, picked via online vote only, will also receive an extra £2,000 bonus, with a runner up receiving £1,000.

To vote online visit and help decide which local community projects will win.