Garage bid to back charities


A local garage owner is on the lookout for charities to regularly donate to and is calling on Advertiser readers to nominate their worthy causes.

James Bellini, of Bellini’s Garage in Ilkeston, is wanting to make monthly donations to local charities as part of his store’s Making a Difference campaign.

He wants local people to put forward their suggestions for the recipient of donations between £50 and £1,000.

He said: “It’s difficult for us to choose from all the charities in the area.

“The campaign is all about putting something back into the community and making charitable donations is a way of doing this.

“For each product we sell, a percentage of that goes into the campaign fund and the pennies all add up.

“We want to fairly spread this money, the only criteria for the charity is that it is registered and local.”

To nominate a charity, people should e-mail