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Europcar Mobility Group Assists In Sheffield Flood Recovery 

Europcar Mobility Group Assists In Sheffield Flood Recovery 
02 March 2020

Europcar has provided a long wheel-base van to help with continued work following the 2019 floods.

The Europcar Vans Sheffield Supersite has come to the rescue of Doncaster Rotary Clubs, which have been supporting the Doncaster Flood Recovery Project following the devastating floods of 2019. Europcar has provided a long wheelbase van for the next month to help the clubs continue to move furniture, equipment and other materials for the residents and businesses affected. 

Stuart Smith, the Project and Logistics coordinator for the Doncaster Rotary Clubs’ ongoing support within the Doncaster Flood Recovery Project said:

“The floods of 2019 were devastating, but the support of the local community for the residents and businesses affected has been heart-warming. A number of organisations have been assisting us with the loan of vehicles over the last few months. But at the end of January we found ourselves without a vehicle as the projects to reinstate people and businesses continue. We were, therefore, delighted when the team at Europcar’s Sheffield Supersite offered their support.”

“Each of the Europcar Vans Supersites has a focus on supporting its local community so it made complete sense to us to help out the Doncaster Rotary Clubs in their time of need.”

– Stuart Russell

Sales Director Commercial Vehicles, Europcar Mobility Group UK 

The Rotary Clubs’ ongoing support involves running a project called “safe’n’dry”, helping the 378 uninsured residents gain access to the correct support allowing them to safely dry out, rebuild and refurnish their homes. The Doncaster Rotary Clubs are also sourcing, managing and running a warehouse for the continued donation support from the public and corporate donors.

“The areas in which we are supporting residents include Fishlake, Bentley and the wider surrounding areas of Doncaster”, added Stuart Smith. “And we desperately required a vehicle to assist with our ongoing efforts allowing us to travel between these locations as well as being able to collect and deliver ongoing donations.” 


Stuart Russell, Sales Director Commercial Vehicles, Europcar Mobility Group UK concluded: “Each of the Europcar Vans Supersites has a focus on supporting its local community so it made complete sense to us to help out the Doncaster Rotary Clubs in their time of need.”


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Picture: Members of Doncaster Rotary Club taking delivery of a Europcar Van

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 02 March 2020


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