NGK achieves charity milestone

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has achieved an impressive milestone by raising £20,000 for a leading UK charity.

The company has raised the money for Macmillan Cancer Support through a series of fund-raising events with the donation being enough to fund a key support worker for seven-and-a-half months.

NGK made the latest instalment following its attendance at last December’s Motorcycle Live Show at Birmingham’s NEC when bike enthusiasts purchased promotional products to help raise a staggering £7876.09 for the charity.

NGK had already donated more than £12,000 since 2004, with the company adding the final £100 to take the amount through the £20,000 barrier.

Evie Wilson, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Thank you for choosing to support Macmillan, we are seeing a real strain on our services right now due to late diagnosis and delays in treatment, as well as a huge drop in income from the pandemic, so your support is truly appreciated.

That £20,000 could have funded a Macmillan Support Worker for 7.5 months, reaching many patients and families in that time and offering invaluable support at such a difficult period. Macmillan are 98 percent funded, so it truly is donations from companies like NGK Spark Plugs that allow us to run all.”

Support Workers work directly with Macmillan Nurses to offer practical and emotional support to people living with cancer in hospitals and in the community. They  co-ordinate the care of cancer patients who do not have complex needs and support them to feel in control of their own care.

They are part of a wider team and work in close contact with Clinical Nurse Specialists and other specialist professionals – taking some work away from specialist staff, so that they can focus on the care of patients with more complex needs. They are often the first point of contact for patients, coordinating and redirecting patients to support for their practical, information, and emotional support needs.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said:

“We are delighted as a company to be able to help such a worthwhile charity as Macmillan Cancer Support. I would like to thank everyone who supported our fund-raising at Motorcycle Live and also at all the other various events we have attended over the years.”

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