Jaguar Land Rover donates its 1,000,000th car to cancer research

Posted on 26 Nov 2013

Jaguar Land Rover celebrated the production record at its Halewood advanced manufacturing facility, near Liverpool.

The vehicle, a unique Range Rover Evoque, is painted in a special one-off colour combination and will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

Head of Volunteer Fundraising at Cancer Research UK, Simon O’Leary, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Jaguar Land Rover for thinking of us and making such a generous gift.”

“Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated. The money raised by the auction of the car will make a real difference in the fight against cancer,” added O’Leary.

The firm claims the global demand for Range Rover Evoque has exceeded expectations and thanks to 24 hour working, the production volume at Halewood has increased significantly over the past 12 months, allowing the arrival of the 1,000,000 vehicle ahead of original forecasts.

Richard Else, Operations Director, Halewood, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating this huge milestone for Halewood. This unique Evoque looks stunning and is a one-off vehicle that will raise money for Cancer Research UK projects here in the North West.”

Saddened, he added: “Over the past few years many of the families of my growing team have been impacted by various forms of cancer. This milestone vehicle, built with pride at Halewood, will help raise much needed funds to help eradicate this dreadful disease.”

Cancer Research UK will take ownership of the vehicle later in the year its team will be placing the car in a special auction event in 2014. The funds raised from the vehicle will then be spent on CRUK projects in the North West of England.