Teenage Cancer Trust receives bumper donation thanks to Firmfix customers!

On 8th February, Phil Grimmett, Firmfix MD, presented a cheque for £1,000 to Charlotte Porter, Regional Fundraiser South West for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Firmfix has a long-standing relationship with this fantastic charity. Over five years ago, the Accounts Manager’s son and owners’ nephew, Mikey Grimmett, was tragically diagnosed with leukaemia. It was a huge blow to everyone at the family-run firm.

Mikey’s family wholeheartedly agree that his treatment was made so much easier by the Teenage Cancer Trust ward at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. When Mikey’s uncle, Chairman of Firmfix, Alan Grimmett, first visited the hospital, he decided that the company would make a £100 monthly donation to the ward which has raised over £3,000 to date.

Mikey with his driving test certificate

Mikey’s mum, Tracey, adds: ‘I can’t bear to think what the ordeal would have been like if it weren’t for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the set-up they have on the ward in Birmingham. They have gaming stations, TVs, and pool tables. They can even have takeaways delivered any time and all to make life for a teenager battling with cancer a bit more normal. Mikey has now been in remission for 18 months and is loving life having recently turned 18, passed his driving test and aced his exams at school… we’re so very proud of him!’

At Christmas last year, the owners agreed to donate a percentage of all December sales to the Teenage Cancer Trust. A special mailshot was sent to all existing Firmfix customers with information about the fundraiser and Phil Grimmett was delighted to present the charity with the £1,000 cheque this week!

Charlotte Porter, Regional Fundraiser South West for the Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to receive the cheque on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust. We are so grateful to Firmfix for their continuous support, and to all those who helped make this generous donation possible. Every day, 7 young people aged 13 to 24 are told they have cancer and their worlds are changed forever. We are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting young cancer patients, and the money you have raised will help us ensure that no young person has to face cancer alone. On behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust and all the young cancer patients we support across the UK – thank you!”

The Teenage Cancer Trust funds and builds specialist units in NHS hospitals and provides dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them. If you would like to find out more about the charity, please visit www.teenagecancertrust.org

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