GLASGOW-based finance broker, First Vehicle Leasing, has kick-started a fundraising initiative for Maggie’s whereby it will donate £10 for every vehicle leased from its ‘special offers’ vehicles on its web site at http://www.firstvehicleleasing.co.uk/special-offers to the charity.
Providing free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, Maggie’s follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.
Andy Watson, business development manager of First Vehicle Leasing, said: “As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy, we are delighted to be supporting Maggie’s fundraising efforts.
“Given that everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by cancer, including members of our own staff, we felt driven to establish this initiative and hope that it will help Maggie’s in the provision of the practical support people need.”
Tricia Imrie, Maggie’s Centre fundraising manager, Glasgow, said: “We’re delighted with the generosity shown by First Vehicle Leasing through this initiative. It will make a meaningful contribution towards ensuring we can continue to provide practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer, their friends and families.
“Our centres offer a free evidence based programme of support and thanks to their fundraising initiative, First Vehicle Leasing’s help will mean we can continue with this vital work.”
PHOTO caption: L-R Tricia Imrie, Centre Fundraising Manager – Maggie’s Glasgow; Michelle Campbell, Fundraising Assistant, Maggie’s Glasgow; Andy Watson, Business Development Manager, First Vehicle Leasing.
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Date 7th May 14
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