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Total Car Parks’ Ambassador Raises Hundreds of Pounds on Gruelling Cycle Challenge

Total Car Parks’ employee, Ryan Taylor, completed a 90-mile Palace to Palace cycle challenge on Sunday [October 7th 2018] and raised hundreds of pounds for The Prince’s Trust.

Ryan Taylor, 26, from Ipswich, pedalled from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle with cyclists nationwide and opted for the Ultra route, the hardest of the two routes, which includes the Surrey Hills and Leith Hill Place; the Classic route is half this distance.

Ryan, a Young Ambassador for the charity, spent six months shaping up for the challenge and completed a 60-mile ride just days before the event.  

He said: “It was a fantastic day; I was so proud to have finished the challenge, and to have received such generous support. Palace to Palace was my chance to give back! The Prince’s Trust is such a great cause and I cannot thank them enough for making such a positive impact on my life.

Ryan’s hard work paid off as he raised £175 for the charity on his JustGiving page, so far. He has had many more donations since then, which were submitted to the Princes Trust in his name, and it is thought the grand total could be around £1,000.

 Sunday’s route was not an easy ride. “Apart from the colossal hills - or at least they felt like that after the first 30 miles - the ride was really enjoyable and the Team members at the Prince’s Trust were incredibly supportive, waiting for me on the finish line to celebrate.”

His wife, Annabelle, and children, Summer, aged 5, and Marshall, aged 4, saw him over the finish line; after completing the ride they headed for a well-earned burger to celebrate.

Asked why he took on the challenge, Ryan said: “Just a little over five years ago I had spent around 18-months out of work and had no long-term career prospects. I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in the Prince’s Trust ‘Team Programme’ and in spite of a few reservations about joining – I did, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life to date.

“The Team programme didn’t just help me get a job, it taught me how to present myself in professional situations, how to prepare for a job, and – more importantly – it helped me to achieve a level of self-confidence that I had not experienced before.”

The Prince’s Trust ‘Team Programme’ secured work experience for Ryan at Total Car Parks. He was offered a permanent post as a Junior Administrator and over four years later he has risen through the ranks to run New Business & Development.  Ryan is now responsible for creating business proposals and developing ideas – one of these was ‘Go Ticketing’ (goticketing.co.uk), a brand of the company.

As a Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador, Ryan not only represents the Trust at numerous events but gives nationwide talks in front of large audiences to inspire young people and raise awareness of the charity.

“Thanks to the Prince’s Trust, I see a positive and innovative future for myself,” he said. “I feel privileged to be part of such a selfless and fantastic organisation and I did the Trust proud on Sunday!”

To donate to the Prince’s Trust please visit Ryan’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rtaylor-palace-to-palace

Founded ten years ago, Total Car Parks is one of the UK’s leading car park operators, managing sites at more than 100 locations nationwide. 

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Total Car Parks opens second car park in Doncaster town centre

Total Car Parks (www.totalcarparks.co.uk) recently opened a second car park in St Sepulchre Gate West, Doncaster, to offer shoppers and rail commuters more choice and great value parking.

Both car parks benefit from being close to the Flying Scotsman Health Centre and Weldricks Pharmacy and are a short walk from the Waterdale shopping centre, the Colonnades, Doncaster train station and St James’ Church at the Interchange.

The first St Sepulchre Gate West car park opened on the 1st May this year, the second, which is situated just opposite at No. 142, opened on 1st October.

Both car parks, as well as being centrally located, offer customers a handy, cash-free alternative with on-line and pay by mobile options, allowing drivers to make their parking purchase in advance through Parkonomy (www.parkonomy.com) which is a payment platform used by car park operators.

Total Car Parks’ Managing Director Essy Eslamian, whose firm manages the car park, said: “Just five months ago we opened our first car park in Doncaster and we are proud to open a second in this historic market town.”

Founded ten years ago, Total Car Parks is one of the UK’s leading car park operators, managing sites at more than 100 locations nationwide. 

To find out more about Total Car Parks, click here.

Picture caption: 142 St Sepulchre Gate West; picture supplied by Total Car Parks


Total Car Parks’ Young Ambassador Pedals Palace to Palace

Total Car Parks’ employee Ryan Taylor is embarking on a 90-mile Palace to Palace cycle challenge on Sunday [October 7th 2018] to raise money for the Prince’s Trust.

Ryan, 26 from Ipswich, will pedal from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle with cyclists nationwide and has opted for the Ultra route, the hardest of the two routes, which includes Surrey Hills and Leith Hill Place; the Classic route is half this distance.

Ryan, a Young Ambassador for the charity, has been training hard for the event and has recently completed a 60-mile cycle run in preparation for the challenge.

He said: “Palace to Palace is my chance to give back! Being fairly overweight I have spent the past six-months getting in shape for the ride - but the Prince’s Trust is such a great cause and I cannot thank them enough for making such a positive impact on my life.

“Just a little over four years ago I had spent around 18-months out of work, with zero motivation or knowledge for getting a job. I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in the Prince’s Trust ‘Team Programme’ and – whilst I had some reservations about joining – I did, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life to date.

“The Team programme didn’t just help me get a job, it helped me learn to be a better version of myself, how to present myself in professional situations, how to prepare for a job, and – more importantly – it helped me to reach a level of self-confidence that I have never experienced before.”

The Prince’s Trust ‘Team Programme’ secured work experience for Ryan at Total Car Parks. He was offered a permanent post as a Junior Administrator and four years on he has worked himself through the ranks to Head of New Business & Development, in charge of gaining new contracts and developing ideas – one of these was ‘Go Ticketing’ (goticketing.co.uk), a brand of the company.

As a Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador, Ryan not only represents the Trust at numerous events but gives nationwide talks in front of large audiences to inspire young people and raise awareness of the charity.

“Thanks to the Princes Trust, I see a positive and innovative future for myself,” he said. “I feel privileged to be part of such a selfless and fantastic organisation and I hope to do the Trust proud this Sunday!”

To donate to the Princes Trust visit Ryan’s JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rtaylor-palace-to-palace

To find out more about Total Car Parks, click here

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Total Car Parks offers a day’s free parking to celebrate WBCH Open Day

Total Car Parks has lent its support to the ‘West Berkshire Community Hospital Open Day’ [on Thursday September 6] by offering a day’s free parking on the Patient/Visitor car park it operates, in celebration of the hospital’s new £5 million Renal Dialysis and Cancer Care Units.

Essy Eslamian, Managing Director of Total Car Parks, said: “We are thrilled to support the ‘West Berkshire Community Hospital Open Day’ in this way. The units were built through public donations and provide essential facilities to the community - and we wanted to give something back to them”.

The event runs from 12 noon until 4pm, and all visitors using West Berkshire Community Hospital’s patient/visitor car park will get complimentary parking on the day, giving them the opportunity to visit the new facility without worrying about the parking fees.

The Renal Dialysis and Cancer Care Units provide day therapy, chemotherapy, renal dialysis, Intravenous (IV) Therapy and a CT scanner. The Renal Dialysis Unit has already opened and the Cancer Care Unit will officially open on 10th September 2018.

The units have been built by organisations working together including the Newbury & Thatcham Hospital Building Trust, Newbury Cancer Care Trust, Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and the Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust.

The open day is the chance to thank the community for their support including those who donated to ‘The Rosemary Appeal’ – the driving force behind the fundraising which falls just £250,000 short of its £5.3 million target.

Robert Tayton, of the Rosemary Appeal, said: “The appeal committee and hospital are very grateful that Total Car Parks is supporting this vital project by allowing free car parking for the public viewing day.”

  • To donate to the Rosemary Appeal visit www.rosemaryappeal.com
  • To find out more about Total Car Parks visit totalcarparks.co.uk or email Total Car Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Picture Caption 1: The outside of the new units at West Berkshire Community Hospital

Picture Caption 2: The inside of the new renal dialysis unit

Photos taken by Robert Tayton of the Rosemary Appeal