Cazoo donates £105,000 to Club charities via its Premier League goal initiative

26 May 2021

Cazoo donates £105,000 to Club charities via its Premier League goal initiative

…and pledges to continue its charitable support next season  

Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying your next car as simple and seamless as purchasing any other product online today, has announced that it has donated £105,000 this season to the official charities of its two Premier League partners, Everton Football Club and Aston Villa Football Club.

At the start of the 2020/21 season, Cazoo pledged £1,000 to each of Everton in the Community and The Aston Villa Foundation for every goal scored in the Premier League by the respective team this season. Following a strong showing on the pitch by both teams, Cazoo has now donated £48,000 to Everton in the Community and £57,000 to The Aston Villa Foundation. 

Established in 1988, Everton in the Community delivers more than 40 programmes a year, specifically designed and developed to tackle social issues which are prevalent across Merseyside such as mental health, employability, dementia, education, disability, poverty and homelessness.

The Aston Villa Foundation works with a range of partners in Birmingham and the wider community and runs around 250 sessions a week which help get people more active, live healthy lifestyles, encourage education, training and skills, and contribute to safer, stronger communities.

Cazoo is pioneering the shift to online car buying and since being founded in 2018, has sold over 25,000 cars to consumers across the UK who have embraced the selection, transparency and convenience of buying quality used cars entirely online. Cazoo owns and reconditions all its cars before offering them for sale for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours.

Alex Chesterman OBE, Founder & CEO of Cazoo said, “We’re delighted to be supporting these great Clubs and their respective charities that both deliver essential projects in each of their local communities. It’s been an exciting season and we have had double reason to cheer with every goal scored by Everton and Aston Villa, knowing that it would help both their seasons and their charities. I am happy to announce that we will continue this charitable initiative next season and be cheering for even more goals to be scored.” 

Guy Rippon, Head of the Aston Villa Foundation said, “We are very grateful for the support of Cazoo with the ‘Golden Goals’ initiative which has generated an amazing £57,000 for the Foundation. Cazoo has shown a clear commitment to supporting the local community and helping others and the ‘Golden Goals’ scheme has allowed us to be able to react over the course of the season to support priority groups and help to tackle societal issues across Birmingham.”

Lesley Beattie, Everton in the Community Director of Development said, “We are very appreciative to Cazoo for the generosity shown with ‘Goals for Good’ this season. We share many of the same values and they were keen to show their support for our work and give something back to the local community. The team have helped net a considerable amount this season resulting in a fantastic £48,000 donation from Cazoo which has had a massive impact on our work in Liverpool and the surrounding areas.”

For more information:

Lawrence Hall, Group Communications Director, [email protected]

Amy Lay, PR Manager, [email protected]

About Cazoo - www.cazoo.co.uk

Cazoo’s mission is to transform the car buying experience for consumers across the UK and Europe by providing better selection, quality, transparency, convenience, flexibility and peace of mind. Cazoo aims to make buying a car no different to any other product online today, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase, finance or subscribe to a car entirely online for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Cazoo was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman OBE, has a highly experienced management team and is backed by some of the leading global technology investors.

About the Aston Villa Foundation

The Aston Villa Foundation is a registered charity that delivers the community and social responsibility work of Aston Villa Football Club.

The Foundation and its partners work with people from a variety of backgrounds in Birmingham as well as supporting the wider ‘Aston Villa family’ through several departments including schools, football in the community, disability, health and wellbeing, education, interventions and community relations.

The area around Villa Park is one of the most socially and economically challenged areas in Birmingham, and we aim to help improve the lives of people in the local community and make sure that they are aware of the work that we do and the support that we are able to offer.

 

About Everton in the Community

Everton in the Community is one of the UK's top sporting charities and is considered one of the Premier League's leading community schemes due to the quality and reach of its programmes.

Visited by The Duke of Cambridge in early 2020 to find out more about its work and how it uses its influence to support its fans and community and address key social issues affecting the local community, the Club’s official charity has been at the forefront of social intervention across the Liverpool City Region since 1988.

Everton Football Club resides in the Kirkdale ward of Liverpool, which is in the most deprived 5% of neighbourhoods nationally. More than half of the children in the area live in poverty while the area in general faces challenges such as high unemployment, crime and health, housing and education problems and the charity’s 40+ programmes work to tackle these issues whilst supporting people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds from across the city region.