In the latest in regular events organised by the Fellowship of the Motor Industry, forty members, or ‘Fellows’, toured Morgan Motor Company’s iconic car production facility in Malvern, Worcestershire.
Fellowship Vice-Chairman Brian Spratt, who organised the visit, commented, “It was satisfying to see everyone enjoying the spirit of friendship over lunch and during the guided tour. The animated exchanges as old friends met, and new friendships forged are core to the purpose of the Fellowship’s activities.”
Events such as this take place around the country between March and November and are attracting growing attendances and heartening comments about the value of ‘Fellowship’.
Traditionally, the Fellowship used the surplus of funds raised through the organisation of events to support the important work of our own motor trade charity ‘BEN’ – more formally, The Motor & Allied Trades Benevolent Fund. Several tens of thousand pounds have, over the years, been donated to this worthy cause.
That support continues, however, and more recently, the Fellowship has funded a training bursary in conjunction with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), and this year sees the third year of the Fellowship’s Bursary Award, with a handsome sum presented to support the further studies of an outstanding apprentice; someone who, it is felt, will be a beacon of achievement for fellow students and a future leader of our industry.
Members of the Fellowship can justly feel proud of the important industry support they provide from the fruits of their attendance at Fellowship events.
Membership of the Fellowship costs just £25 per year. An application form and further information about events and fund raising can be found on the website at: www.thefmi.co.uk Oct2018