Scotlands Ash Garage initiative to benefit Teenage Cancer Trust
Didcot-based Scotlands Ash Garage has revealed that for every MOT it undertakes between 1 November 2015 – 31 December 2016, it will donate £1 to the Teenage Cancer Trust, with the grand total expected to top more than £2000.
With around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every single day in the UK, Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity committed to providing world-class cancer services for this unique age group in the UK. The life-changing care and support provided ensures young people do not have to face the challenges of cancer alone.
Scotlands Ash Garage proprietors, Peter and Ruth Welch, have first-hand experience of how cancer can affect young people when their own daughter, Libby, was diagnosed with a Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour at the age of just 20. Over the last year, Libby has received pioneering treatment for her cancer, and thanks to the support from the local community, family, friends, and tremendous skills and dedication of our National Health Service, Libby received clear scans in August and is now on the road to recovery.
Peter said: “Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity close to our hearts and we are pleased to have the opportunity to show our gratitude to the hard work it carries out. As a leading MOT test centre in the area, we have high hopes we can raise a significant amount and help the charity continue to change lives.”
Oxfordshire’s leading independent garage is committed to supporting various charities and events. It currently sponsors local football team, Wallingford Town FC as well as recently financially assisting a firework display for the local community in Aston Tirrold.
The family-run business has more than 30 years’ experience delivering excellent, honest service and offers a wide range of services, including: MOTs, vehicle servicing, TerraClean, general repairs on all makes and models and, also tyre fitting. And, with a large fleet of complimentary courtesy cars, the garage avoids any inconvenience to the customer, always offering a fully reliable service.