Firefly receives a grant boost
20 Feb 2019
Firefly Cancer Awareness & Support is an organisation extremely close to the heart of URIS Group employee Scott Robertson. In 2017, Scott utilised Firefly’s services when he required five and a half weeks of radiotherapy treatment for a brain tumour.
The Doncaster based charity is reliant solely on volunteers to provide free transport to local cancer patients and their families travelling to and from regional treatment hospitals. With seven vehicles currently in the fleet, Firefly are hoping to expand to cope with an increase in demand for their services.
Having already raised £21,000 with Scott’s support, Firefly will now receive a further £4000 community grant from The Ardonagh Community Trust (ACT) set up by URIS parent company, to help the team with purchasing a new vehicle at the cost of £31,000.
Pictured: Scott Robertson (URIS Group) and Chewy Bacchus (Firefly)
When asked to describe his feelings on receiving the grant, Scott commented:
“I am absolutely over the moon that the application submitted to the Ardonagh Community Trust was successful and they awarded £4,000.00 to Firefly Cancer Support & Awareness. Having used the service for 5 and a half weeks during a period of Radiotherapy in 2018, I experienced first hand the incredible work that Firefly do and the benefit that this provides to people in the local community that are faced with the prospect of not only life saving medical treatment, but also the prospect of travelling to and from Sheffield on a daily basis.
Given Firefly run solely on donations and rely on volunteers to drive patients to and from Sheffield, the grant which has been issued by the Ardonagh Community Trust will go such a long way towards the purchase of a new vehicle which will ensure patients continue to travel to and from the Hospital in stress free comfort. Thank you so much.”
To find out more about the great support that Firefly provides and to donate, please visit www.firefly-support.co.uk
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