A charity that helps transport people living with cancer in Devon can resume its vital work, thanks to European Exhaust and Catalyst.
The catalytic converter on a minibus belonging to the Sidmouth Living with Cancer group has been recently stolen, as part of an increasing number of thefts across the UK, leaving the charity unable to support many people.
EEC heard about the theft whilst visiting a motor trade show in Exeter through the local media, and decided to help.
Duncan Richards, Sales Director, European Exhaust and Catalyst, said: “As the only UK aftermarket manufacturer of the catalytic converter that fits the Living with Cancer minibus, we were happy to donate the part to ensure the charity could get back to doing their vital work in the community as quickly as possible.”
“It’s terrible to hear that a cancer charity that relies on their transport has been targeted by thieves. As the cost of motoring continues to rise and funding is being reduced for crucial projects like these, charitable organisations are struggling to find the money to replace stolen parts.”
Alan Matthews, Lead Driver from the Sidmouth Living with Cancer charity commented: “Our minibus has only been on the road for the last three months, and was bought through generous donations by everyone in the town. We were told there would be a long wait for an expensive new catalytic converter, but thanks to EEC we can now get quickly back on the road helping the community.”
The theft of catalytic converters is significantly rising, due to the value of the precious metals inside the units, such as platinum, palladium and rhodium, and has increased especially in vehicles that have easily accessible underside catalytic converters.
European Exhaust and Catalyst (EEC) is the largest manufacturer of aftermarket catalytic converters in the UK, supplying independent dealers and motor factors across Europe. The company is based in Denmead, Hampshire with four locations across the UK.
For further details, please visit www.eurocats.co.uk or call 02392 9224 5300.