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Teenage Cancer Trust is Higgs new Charity of the Year

4th February 2020

Teenage Cancer Trust is Higgs new Charity of the Year

World Cancer Day. 4 February 2020

Higgs & Sons has announced its Charity of the Year for 2020 as the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The two organisations will be working closely together throughout the year in order to raise funds and awareness of the work Teenage Cancer Trust undertakes throughout the region.

“Each year, colleagues across the firm put forward the names of organisations to consider for support through our extensive CSR programme. We then vote to select our main charity of the year and a number of other organisations who will receive support through the Higgs Charitable trust which we established two years ago.

“This year we are thrilled to be supporting Teenage Cancer Trust and are looking forward to working with them on a number of exciting initiatives throughout the year.”

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to providing young people who have received a diagnosis of cancer with specialised nursing care and support. Its world-class services provide life-changing care and support so that young people don’t have to face cancer alone.

Louise Walker, Relationship Manager for West Midlands and Oxfordshire at Teenage Cancer Trust said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Higgs & Sons as their 2020 Charity of the Year.  With their help we can improve the experience, survival and recovery of young people with cancer in the Black Country and beyond.

“2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Teenage Cancer trust and we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead, working alongside Higgs on a fun-filled calendar of charity fundraising.”

In recent years Higgs & Sons has supported a number of organisations including Macmillan Cancer Support, Headway, Mary Stevens Hospice, The Prince's Trust and the Alzheimer's Society. Last year's work with special needs charity WINGS raised over £22,000.

Tim Jones concludes “Over the past five years we have raised in excess of £120,000 for good causes – an incredible amount. But alongside that we also believe it is important to get involved with each of our charities, offering hands-on practical support and making the most of the expertise and enthusiasm we have to offer.

“We are looking forward to carrying on that tradition with Teenage Cancer Trust by supporting them in the work they undertake providing essential help and support to teenagers and young people here in the Black Country and throughout the UK.”

A number of activities and events have already been planned for 2020 including a Higgs team ‘Wolf run’, the annual Higgs six-a-side football tournament and the firm’s charity quiz. Volunteers from Higgs & Sons will also be helping out at the various concerts and events organised by Teenage Cancer Trust throughout the year, including its headline concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

For more information on Teenage Cancer trust go to: https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/ or https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/worldcancerday 

Pictured (l-r): Grace Higgins (Teenage Cancer Trust), Tim Jones, Louise Walker (Teenage Cancer Trust)

 

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