As grass roots organisations and local charities struggle for funding during the pandemic, Oomph, Gulf Retails award-winning forecourt loyalty platform and the collective efforts of staff and customers at participating Gulf forecourts are providing a welcome boost to many across the UK.
The Isle of Wight’s Mountbatten Hospice is one such recipient, nominated by Northwood Garage in Cowes. It recently received a cheque for £1,000, presented by forecourt manager Ben Maher.
“We’re tremendously grateful for the support of Northwood Garage and Gulf,” explains Mountbatten CEO, Nigel Hartley. “The money raised under the Oomph Loyalty Scheme could not have come at a better time as our fundraising has been significantly affected over the past year. The need for our services, supporting those who are facing death, dying and bereavement continues to grow, so this donation is very welcome.”
In North Lanarkshire, Coatbridge Thistle FC a community club providing free football training for children of all ages has also benefitted and the timing is especially opportune as Rob Maclaren, Club President confirms.
“With the kids returning after a year away, financial assistance is more helpful than ever. It will now not only help us to pay for safe training facilities but also provide the children with essential training aids like new bibs, balls, cones and props. We are a family run club that likes to put as much money as we can into the children without parents worrying about the costs. £1000 will help us massively and is really appreciated.”
Other recent beneficiaries include Severn Hospice in Telford and The Leap Project in Cambuslang, a recipient for a second time. Kevin Key, LEAP’s handyperson service manager, said: “This is an amazing gesture from Gulf customers. We were delighted to receive a cheque a few months back but to get another is really astounding. We can’t thank you enough. This will help us continue to support vulnerable older people through this pandemic.”
Forging close and meaningful links with good local causes and grass root organisations is just one element of the highly versatile Oomph platform that also includes big ticket monthly prizes, large savings on fuel and shop purchases and Major brand discount offers. In addition, participating customers can now enjoy free online educational courses across a wide variety of subjects along with POWR, an evidence based digital well-being tool that promotes health, reduces stress and improves contentment.