Trucking firm goes extra 80,000 miles for cancer research

Fri, October 5th, 2018

A transport company from Liverpool, has been honoured for supporting...

A transport company from Liverpool, has been honoured for supporting life-saving cancer research at North West Cancer Research’s 70th anniversary awards ceremony.

Bootle-based JWT Commercial was handed the Corporate Support Award after it launched a charity truck, which has travelled 80,000 miles up and down the country raising both money and awareness for the charity.

The company which transports containers from the Port of Liverpool, leveraged the support of 16 high profile businesses, who exchanged pledges for their logo to appear on the side of the specially commissioned DAF XF model truck.

Councillor Lynnie Hinnigan Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, praised JWT Commercial for its innovative use of its business tools to raise over £5,500 for the charity.

Jon Whiteley, at JWT Commercial said: “We are all very grateful to have been selected for this award. Every day, our trucks travel hundreds of miles across the UK and last year we had the idea to use one to raise money for cancer research.

“As we are a Merseyside-based business, when we heard about the ground-breaking work North West Cancer Research has done in the region, we knew it was our charity of choice and we hope to be able to continue supporting the charity in the future.”

The North West Cancer Research 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner took place last weekend (29th September) to honour the efforts of the charity’s life-long fundraisers and researchers.

Together they have helped the organisation become one of the leading independent cancer research charities in the region.

In the last 18 years the charity has supported £39 million worth of research across the North West, supporting ground-breaking projects at University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and Bangor University.

Special guests included Lord Mostyn, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, as well as Roger Phillips who hosted the evening’s awards.

Alastair Richards, CEO of North West Cancer Research, said: “On behalf of everyone at North West Cancer Research, I would like thank all of our fundraisers, researchers, corporate supporters and donors, whose continued efforts have guided us over the last 70 years.

“The awards allowed us to reflect on their collective achievements so far. As well as looking back, it also gives us a chance to look forward to the future. We are currently funding 50 research projects and our network of fundraisers is growing every day, helping us continue to fund innovative life-saving research here in the North West.”

To find out more about North West Cancer Research and to support the charity visit: www.nwcr.org

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