Oak Road in the Community

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We’re not just passionate about automotive stuff, we’re passionate about where we live too. We do what we can to help out our local communities, from sponsoring sports events to cheering from the sidelines to taking part in events and raising funds.

We might only be a small local company but collectively we have a very big heart. Here are some of the things we’ve done to support our local communities. There’ll be more!

Supporting Lisa McGee Education

The Minis Came and supported Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

Ronan Pearson

Isaac Smith

Callum Newsham

Keeping MAIN on the Road

This is what Mintex has to say about helping us keep the Main bus on the road: TMD Friction is delighted to be able to support the MAIN charity, in partnership with Oak Road & Whitby Motor Factors. With vehicles moving more following periods of inactivity due to covid-19 restrictions, it is essential that the charity’s community bus can continue to carry out the amazing work it does in a safe and roadworthy manner. The automotive supply chain has performed admirably in the past 18 months and once again the Mintex brand has risen to the task when called upon to support its distribution network and worthy causes. We are super lucky to work with such caring and supportive suppliers.

Friends of Kirkleatham Church Yard

They called and we answered. Along with a whole bunch of local businesses we supplied items for their raffle to raise much needed funds to keep the church yard tickety-boo.  If you win you’ll be giving your pride and joy and good clean and wheel shine!

Teesside Family Foundation Selection Box Appeal, Christmas 2019

Teesside Family Foundation put the call out and we responded. 

Every year the foundation gives out around 3,000 selection boxes, given out during our Santa visits to sick children, disadvantaged children & children with disabilities.

We did our bit. You can do yours too – I’m sure they’ll be collecting again in 2020 – it’s been a horrible year and kids will need to smile!

Three Cheers for the Middlesbrough businessman Feeding Humanity

This week (end of August 2018) we donated a load of foodstuff to Feeding Humanity.  Local garage owner and grandfather Ghafoor Hussain is converting a bus to add to his fleet. He takes these buses around Europe feeding those who are in need through being displaced from their own countries.  Sarah and Daisy dropped off the donation from Oak Road earlier this week – huge bags of rice, bottled water and various snacks.  Ghafoor is currently en route to Belgium via Scotland to collect more food.

The bus is being converted to contain a sink, four huge burners for cooking and a serving area.  Ghafoor will set off next week (early September 2018) on his next mission.

Redcar Marathon 2017

Stockton Rat Race for Cancer Research

In 2017 we sponsored the goodie bags for Mike Findley MND team.

Boss Lady Sarah with her friend Katy after completing the Rat Race and raising much needed funds for Cancer Research

The Team & Friends raise funds for Zoe's Place