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SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire

SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire logoStephen Cook presenting Freightliner donation at SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire AGM

SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire is a voluntary organisation founded in late 2010. The group was set to serve the NHS throughout the two counties, delivering blood, blood products, samples, donated breast milk and other clinically urgent items every night and all day at weekends free of charge.

Stephen Cook, Freightliner Ltd. Driver at Ipswich, presented the cheque for the £1000 donation from Freightliner to SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire at their annual general meeting. Stephen, who made the nomination, volunteers as a “bloodbiker” himself.

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Cancer Research UK

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Cancer Research UK are the single largest funder of cancer research in the UK – and the only charity fighting over 200 cancers. Through their research, they have helped double UK survival rates over the last 40 years; with the ambition to accelerate progress even further and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.

Tim Halford, IT Director at Freightliner Ltd, nominated Cancer Research UK for the £1000 donation in memory of a colleague in the IT department, who passed away from cancer last year.

“The continued support of charities like Cancer Research UK is vital to allow advancements in treatments, early detection and survival rates. It doesn’t matter how large or small we contribute; we can all be part of that fight. United we are stronger,” said Tim.

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Alder Hey Children’s Charity

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Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey in the Park, in Liverpool, a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 275 000 patients and families they care for every year.

Rob Dooley, Yard Duty Manager at Freightliner Heavy Haul in Crewe, nominated the charity because of his daughter, who has gained important treatment and support from the staff and the surgical team at Alder Hey.

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Birstall Playgroup

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The Birstall Playgroup is a Leicester-based charity, offering free of charge care to any child in the area with special needs who is not meeting “milestones”. They were nominated by Freightliner Road Services’ National Resource Manager Adam Leverton, who put them forward as a friend’s daughter attends.

Deborah Hoggar, Playgroup Leader said: “We are a small organisation and your donation represents a significant amount of money for us. We are really excited about the possibilities that it offers to enhance the children’s experience at playgroup. Specialist equipment is extremely expensive and we have a number of children with very complex needs who need different equipment than you’d find in most playgroups. Finding out that there are companies like Freightliner and people in those organisations who are bothered about the children and the children’s enjoyment and fun, is immensely important to us and our parents.

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Myton Hospice

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The Myton team provide high quality, specialist care to people whose condition no longer responds to curative treatment, from diagnosis to death. They aim to meet their physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs and ensure their families are supported both through and after this difficult time.

Anthony Raitt, a Mobile Shunter based in Rugby, nominated Myton Hospice to receive a £1,000 donation in memory of his mother-in-law, who stayed there during her final weeks in 2010.

Ashbourne Animal Welfare

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Ashbourne Animal Welfare operates The Ark Rescue and Rehoming Centre for unwanted and stray cats and dogs. They provide TLC as well as any necessary veterinary care prior to adoption, and have helped over 7000 animals to date.

They were nominated by Freightliner Heavy Haul General Manager (Coal & Biomass) Mike Leadbetter in memory of Freightliner Heavy Haul employee Terry Lenton who supported Ashbourne Animal Welfare and whose two dogs were placed in their care following his sudden death in 2013.