Our Period 1 donation of £1000 goes to Firefly Cancer Awareness and Support in Doncaster as nominated by our very own John Dyche who has seen first hand the benefits of the amazing service Firefly provide.

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The charity was set up in 2006 after realising that cancer patients in Doncaster had great difficulty in attending their appointments at the major medical centres in Sheffield.

 

Firefly has five vehicles, driven by a dedicated group of volunteers. Each carries up to seven people and covers up to 250 miles, with between 20 and 40 passengers daily. By offering this free service Firefly has enabled patients to meet approximately 7,800 appointments a year.

 

Obviously, Firefly needs to fund this valuable free service which eases the lives of many cancer patients and their families in Doncaster.

 

‘Chewy Bacchus’, from Firefly said: “Every penny raised goes directly into keeping our vehicles on the road to provide free transport for patients needing to access lifesaving treatment at Sheffield’s centres. Without donations such as Loadhog’s we can’t run.”

 

On John’s suggestion, it was Loadhog’s charity team which decided to donate the cash to Firefly having handed over a similar sum to eight charities during 2016, the last one to Sheffield Children’s Hospital which went into its fundraising ‘pot’.

 

The charity team plans to make more donations later this year and all staff are participating in several events in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.