Million car milestone at Halewood

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Halewood reveals the millionth Range Rover to be donated to Cancer Research UK

Halewood reveals the millionth Range Rover to be donated to Cancer Research UK

The Range Rover plant at Halewood reached the one million mark when an Evoque model rolled off the production line at the factory near Liverpool recently.

The landmark car will be donated to Cancer Research UK and has already received a unique makeover with a one-of-a-kind paint job.

Head of Volunteer Fundraising at Cancer Research UK, Simon O’Leary, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Jaguar Land Rover for thinking of us and making such a generous gift.

“Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated. The money raised by the auction of the car will make a real difference in the fight against cancer.”

Richard Else, Operations Director at the Range Rover plant in Halewood, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating this huge milestone for Halewood.

“This unique Evoque looks stunning and is a one-off vehicle that will raise money for Cancer Research UK projects here in the North West.”

He added: “Over the past few years many of the families of my growing team have been impacted by various forms of cancer. This milestone vehicle, built with pride at Halewood, will help raise much needed funds to help eradicate this dreadful disease.”

One million vehicles have been built at Halewood since 2001, including Jaguar x-type, Land Rover Freelander 2 and the record-seller the Range Rover Evoque, of which 220,000 built in just 24 months  ensuring the Halewood plant has reached the one million target ahead of schedule.

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