King's Lynn's Kwik Fit joins company's national campaign to recognise community heroes
Members of Lynn's Kwik Fit team have joined in the company's national campaign to recognise community heroes during the coronavirus crisis.
The branch in Lynn's St James Street has taken part in the company's 'national tyre roll' and filmed a video which can be seen on its Facebook page to launch the campaign.
Kwik Fit has kept its centres open to support people who need to make essential journeys.
As one way to say thank you, the company is calling on people to nominate the NHS and emergency services heroes from their local area for the chance to win free tyres for their vehicle.
In total, more than 60 local heroes will be selected to receive a new set of four tyres.
Kwik Fit launched its call for nominations with the national tyre roll, in which a tyre is being rolled between all of the company’s 600-plus centres, including at the one at Lynn, across the UK.
With social distancing measures in place, individual videos from each centre have been combined together to make one nationwide roll.
To nominate someone who deserves a free set of tyres, people should go to their local Kwik Fit centre’s Facebook page and complete the entry requirements. Entries must be submitted by midday on Monday, May 4, and entrants can nominate themselves if they are eligible.
Roger Griggs, communications director at Kwik Fit, says: “Throughout the last few weeks we have served many NHS and blue-light workers at our centres, both in emergency vehicles and in their own cars, so our staff have heard lots of stories from the frontline."
Kwik Fit is providing 10 per cent off all its products for NHS workers and is also raising money for NHS charities through its website. Any customer buying tyres or other services online at www.kwik-fit.com is able to make an additional contribution to the charities.