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Chance Changing Lives and SYNETIQ work together to drive down homelessness, hunger and poverty

Chance Changing Lives is delighted to have worked in collaboration with SYNETIQ to enable the purchase of an electric Nissan NV200 van


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John Schofield (second from right), with the team at Chance Changing Lives

SYNETIQ, the UK’s largest integrated salvage and green parts provider, has been instrumental in helping deliver an electric van to Crewe based Chance Changing Lives (CCL), a leading charity that utilises surplus food to feed families in need.

SYNETIQ’s contribution, along with the generous support of Medicash and The Guinness Partnership, allows CCL to use the electric Nissan NV200 as part of a shared ownership agreement. Ensuring the charity can provide food to all members and guests, and meet a wider need through local charity connections, the use of the EV allows CCL to hit one of its sustainability objectives.

Chance Changing Lives supports local people through the collection and redistribution of over 500kg of surplus food from local supermarkets each week. Together with SYNETIQ, it recognises the link between climate change and the threat of current and future homelessness, disease, food and water shortages. With poverty affecting millions of people around the world, both CCL and SYNETIQ are committed to environmentally responsible.

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SYNETIQ’s clients include some of the UK’s largest fleets and insurance companies and, by recycling end of life vehicles and resupplying non-safety-related, reusable parts back into the repair sector, helps them to operate a more sustainable business.

John Schofield, Executive Director at SYNETIQ said:

“We’re proud to support such an important local charity with a more environmentally friendly vehicle, in a way that mirrors the vision of SYNETIQ and CCL to lead the way in sustainability.”

Michele Parks, chair of Chance Changing Lives said:

“Without the help of John Schofield and the SYNETIQ team, we would not have been able to own a vehicle. This will make a huge difference to us, enabling us to continue meeting the needs of our community and going further to provide more. The opportunity to use an electric van was very important to us as we recognise our responsibility in reducing our carbon footprint.”

Serving between 10-30% of the most deprived wards in the UK, CCL covers some of the poorest and hardest to reach people who have been massively impacted by COVID-19. During the pandemic, the charity has supported 120+ families at its Community Pantry, whilst its homeless kitchen continued serving over 50 vulnerable people each Saturday with a superb hot meal.

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About Chance Changing Lives

We provide people in poverty in Crewe with a chance to feed their families, remain in their homes, pay heating, rent and bills. Our 120+ members support 150 children. When shopping weekly at our Community Pantry shoppers pay £3 a week for over £15 of food.

Our Saturday Homeless Kitchen gives over 2,600 meals to people who are homeless or vulnerable each year, as well as warm clothing, housing advice, foot care, haircuts, sleeping bags and emergency blankets.

We purchase counselling services. Our clients are disproportionally hit by Covid-19 deaths and we can offer counselling from qualified counsellors (Motherwell CIC) (BACP).

We support grandparents in poverty, feeding grandchildren – full time and in the holidays. 17% of our members are over 60 years of age.

All our members are experiencing disproportionate Covid-19 hardship. We have enabled access to Covid-19 grants, heating grants, school meals vouchers and free white goods.

We involve our volunteers in all we do – learning from them & investing in them.



SYNETIQ is the largest UK-owned salvage and vehicle recycling company, formed to become the most innovative and trusted business in the industry.

A fast-paced, progressive business, SYNETIQ leads the way in raising industry standards and continually innovates ways of working, to deliver great value, ensure complete compliance and a fantastic experience. All of this is underpinned with the wealth of experience held by our Directors, who have over 150 years between them.

SYNETIQ is proud to have major household names in its portfolio, including insurers, accident management companies, fleets, police forces, logistics companies, vehicle repair Bodyshop’s, and remanufacturers.

With cutting edge data and software solutions, multiple sites, a specialist vehicle recovery fleet and over 480 dedicated UK-based employees, customers and clients trust SYNETIQ to create bespoke solutions to deliver the maximum financial returns for their business. Its primary goal is to understand needs and preferences, delivering the best solution, right first time.


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