BAPP Group backing for Weston Park Cancer Charity’s Barnsley transport

BAPP Group backing for Weston Park Cancer Charity’s Barnsley transport

13:55 20 July in Member News
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Weston Park Cancer Charity is celebrating the impact of a partnership with Barnsley-based BAPP Group of Companies after a significant donation helped the charity establish its free transport service between Oakwell Stadium and Sheffield hospitals.

The company, a long-standing supporter of Weston Park Cancer Charity, provided backing for the charity to set up its Barnsley transport service by fully funding the purchase of its Ford minibus. The Weston Park Cancer Charity transport service transports patients, free of charge, between Barnsley Football Club and Sheffield hospitals for cancer treatment and appointments each day.

For more information or to book a seat on the service, call 0114 553 3330 or email transport@wpcancercharity.org.uk.

Weston Park Cancer Charity’s minibus has also been used on a number of occasions to safely transport patients to and from social activities – including a VIP trip to Leeds Rhinos and a residential trip to Whitmore Lakes in Lichfield, and more.

Darren Hayes, Head of Fundraising at Weston Park Cancer Charity, said: “We want to say a massive thank you to the BAPP Group of Companies for their incredible support of Weston Park Cancer Charity, which includes significant backing of our Barnsley transport service.

“For some patients, challenges with travel to and from appointments can be the difference between accepting and declining treatment which may could save their life.

“And what’s more, for many people undergoing cancer treatment, safe travel to and from social activities has also been hard to come by in recent months in years. Our transport services not only provide free, safe travel to and from Sheffield hospitals for cancer treatment and appointments, but the vehicles used have also provided important travel, free of charge, for patients to and from social activities funded and enabled by Weston Park Cancer Charity, our network of partners and our wonderful supporters.

“BAPP for Bolts have supported Weston Park Cancer Charity for a number of years, pledging and raising tens of thousands of pounds to help make it possible for us to be there, at every step, for anyone facing cancer in our region.”

Dean Cook, Chairman of the BAPP Group of Companies, said: “We’re extremely proud to support Weston Park Cancer Charity and it has been our privilege to give back to the people of Barnsley by supporting the charity’s transport service.

“As one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, the work of Weston Park Cancer Charity is relevant to everybody. What’s more, friends and family members of staff here at BAPP are among those to have been affected by cancer – making the reasons for our support all the more personal.

“We’re delighted to be able to support Weston Park Cancer Charity’s work to improve the lives of anyone going through cancer in our region.”

For more information on Weston Park Cancer Charity, its work or ways to support the charity, visit www.westonpark.org.uk or call 0114 553 3330.

Elle Smith

elle.smith@brchamber.co.uk
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