Owen @ The Great British Motorshow – Raising Funds for Driving Ambition ®

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“Thank you Bridgestone Tyres, Halfords Autocentre and the British Motor Show for your support with our raffle for a set of (4) Potenza Sport Tyres.

We managed to raise £1,400 to help fund First Step Trust’s (FST) Driving Ambition® programme.  Driving Ambition ® provides support to people who need a little bit of extra help.  This includes people with severe and enduring mental health problems, learning differences, drug and alcohol misuse recovery  and other disadvantages to gain a UK driving license.

Support includes 1/1 help with the Highway Code and access to the internet, help with reading materials, DVLA fees and driving lessons referred to FST for support.”



Bridgestone are very pleased to hear that the set of our award winning Potenza Sport tyres led to First Step Trust (FST) raising £1,400 for their Driving Ambition® programme.

The work FST does to improve the employment opportunities through training makes a tangible difference to many people’s lives.  We are proud to be associated with them and and support their work. Funds raised from the raffle of the tyres will help meet some of the costs of gaining a UK driving licence for people with mental health problems and other disadvantages making it easier for them to find work in the future. Congratulations to Mr. J Golding of Surrey!! – Andy Mathias, Head of Marketing at Bridgestone UK & Ireland


Halfords Autocentres are a proud supporter of First Step Trust and have been for a number of years. It’s fantastic to play our part in improving the life chances of those who need it most. Our congratulations to the winner and we look forward to fitting their Bridgestone Tyres at one of our Autocentres. –Andy Turbefield MSc CAE FIMI | Head of Quality



For more information on how you can support the Driving Ambition® programme please contact Katie Ryan katie.ryan@firststeptrust.org.uk