A DESIGN and engineering business has partnered with a Warwickshire friendship charity to donate 100 Hot Wheel cars.
To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Callum, which creates bespoke and limited-edition products, has partnered with The Friendship Project For Children to donate 100 of the popular toy cars.
The Friendship Project matches children and young people – in need for a variety of reasons – with an older volunteer who spends time with them on a weekly basis, enabling them to enjoy activities such as sports, arts and crafts or music or taking them out to the cinema or park.
Spokeswoman Angela Truman said: “We really appreciate the Hot Wheels cars that Callum has donated. We know that they’re going to be loved by all of the children.
“Giving young people a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into designing and making cars has the potential to spark new career ideas and is something I know many are already excited about.”
The donation marks the beginning of the partnership between the two organisations, with Callum hoping to instil its enthusiasm and passion for cars into the next generation and raise awareness of careers in automotive design.
Director David Fairbairn said: “Supporting the local community seemed far a more appropriate way to celebrate our first year in these times.
“We’ve also an opportunity to generate some sparks of interest in automotive design and manufacture as a possible career for these young people. Typically, they wouldn’t get access to the design or prototype department of a major manufacturer. When conditions allow, we plan to show them first-hand the broad scope of roles available. We think they might be surprised.”