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Charity Receives Boost From Allied Vehicles

Allied Vehicles Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that Cancer Card, a Scottish charity dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by cancer, has been awarded a grant of £2,500 to support their Comfort Box scheme.

The initiative aims to ensure that every cancer patient, regardless of their financial circumstances, has access to essential items that can improve their quality of life during treatment.

Cancer Card was founded in 2021 by stage four cancer patient Jen Hardy MBE and offers a comprehensive online directory of local and national cancer support services, making it a crucial resource for those navigating the complexities of cancer care in Scotland.

The Comfort Box initiative, inspired by Scotland's Baby Box, delivers packages containing items such as digital in-ear thermometers, wool blankets, and travel mugs to help cancer patients manage their treatment and stay comfortable.

Conveying her thanks to the Trust for the donation, Jen Hardy said:

"The generous grant from the Allied Vehicles Charitable Trust is invaluable in supporting our mission to ensure that no one faces cancer alone."

"With these funds, we can provide 50 additional Comfort Boxes to newly diagnosed cancer patients, offering them not only practical items but also a sense of comfort, hope, and reassurance during their cancer journey. This support is crucial in helping patients feel cared for and empowered as they navigate the challenges of treatment."

In the first four months of 2024 alone, Cancer Card distributed over 400 Comfort Boxes to patients across Scotland. Each box costs the charity £50 to produce and they are distributed to patients free of charge. The additional 50 boxes funded by Allied Vehicles will be delivered through partnerships with Maggie's Centres and cancer treatment wards in

hospitals, as well as being available directly through the Cancer Card website.

Gerry Facenna, founder of Allied Vehicles, expressed his pride at the Cancer Card donation:

"Cancer touches every family, and the work Cancer Card does is so important; not just in distributing these items through the Comfort Box programme, but also helping to provide emotional support to cancer patients during an extremely challenging time. We’re pleased to support to such a great cause."


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