Charity support by First Vehicle Leasing™

First Vehicle Leasing raises £2,250 for cancer support charity

Dixie Deans of First Vehicle Leasing, former Celtic FC footballer,presents a £2,250 cheque to Tricia Imrie, centre fundraising manager, Maggie’s Glasgow.Dixie Deans of First Vehicle Leasing, former Celtic FC footballer,presents a £2,250 cheque to Tricia Imrie, centre fundraising manager, Maggie’s Glasgow.

SEPTEMBER 2014: First Vehicle Leasing has cemented its fundraising initiative for Maggie’s Centre at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital, with former Celtic FC player Dixie Deans handing over a cheque for £2,250 to the cancer support charity.

The Glasgow-based finance broker donates £10 for every vehicle leased from its ‘special offers’ vehicles on its web site to the charity.

Dixie Deans, the former Celtic and Scotland centre forward, who now works with First Vehicle Leasing, said: “As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy, we are very happy to be supporting Maggie’s fundraising efforts.

“Given that everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by cancer, including members of our own staff, we felt driven to establish this initiative and hope that it will help Maggie’s in the provision of the practical support people need.”

Providing free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, Maggie’s follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.

Centre head of Maggie’s Glasgow Gillian Hailstones said: “We’re delighted with the generosity shown by First Vehicle Leasing through this initiative, which will make a meaningful contribution towards supporting people with cancer.

“Our centres are here for anyone with any type of cancer as well as their family and friends. We offer the practical, emotional and social support that people living with cancer need. First Vehicle Leasing will be able to help us with this vital work first-hand, by their support.”

First Vehicle Leasing™ kick-starts fundraising initiative for Maggie’s

First Vehicle Leasing supports Maggies Centre

Left to Right: Tricia Imrie, Centre Fundraising Manager – Maggie’s Glasgow; Michelle Campbell, Fundraising Assistant, Maggie’s Glasgow; Andy Watson, Business Development Manager, First Vehicle Leasing.

JUNE 2014: First Vehicle Leasing™ has kick-started a fundraising initiative for Maggie’s whereby it will donate £10 for every vehicle leased from its ‘special offers’ vehicles on its web site at http://www.firstvehicleleasing.co.uk/special-offers to the charity.

Providing free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, Maggie’s follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.

Andy Watson, Business Development Manager of First Vehicle Leasing™, said: “As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy, we are delighted to be supporting Maggie’s fundraising efforts.

“Given that everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by cancer, including members of our own staff, we felt driven to establish this initiative and hope that it will help Maggie’s in the provision of the practical support people need.”

Tricia Imrie, Maggie’s Centre Fundraising Manager Glasgow, said: “We’re delighted with the generosity shown by First Vehicle Leasing™ through this initiative. It will make a meaningful contribution towards ensuring we can continue to provide practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer, their friends and families.

“Our Centres offer a free evidence based programme of support and thanks to their fundraising initiative, First Vehicle Leasing’s help will mean we can continue with this vital work.”

Tony King completes charity race

Tony KingTony King completes Caledonian Etape bike race and raises over £1,000

MAY 2014: FVL’s Tony King (pictured above) completed the Caledonian Etape race on May 11th, and says he had a great time doing it! Tony was racing to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and had set a target of £450, which he was delighted to shatter by raising over £1,040.

Tony completed the 81.5 mile course in under 4 hours (which was his personal goal) at 3 hours 50 mins, finishing just 24 minutes behind the winner, gaining 330th position in a field of 5,500 riders. 

Tony would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated. He was happy to report that the people at the Marie Curie stand at the race were delighted with the total he’d raised.