For every MOT Didcot-based Scotlands Ash Garage undertakes between November 2015 and 31 December 2016, it will donate £1 to the Teenage Cancer Trust, with the grand total expected to top more than £2,000.
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and life that follows is sadly a challenge for many people but it is a particularly unwelcome statistic that around seven people between the ages of 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity committed to providing world-class cancer services for this age group and the life-changing care and support provided ensures young people do not have to face the challenges of cancer alone.
Scotlands Ash Garage proprietors, Peter and Ruth Welch are supporting this worthy cause after having first-hand experience of how cancer can affect young people when their own daughter, Libby, was diagnosed with a Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour at the age of just 20. Over the last year, Libby has received pioneering treatment for her cancer, and thanks to the support from the local community, family, friends, and tremendous skills and dedication of the National Health Service, Libby received clear scans in August and is now on the road to recovery.
Peter said: “Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity close to our hearts and we are pleased to have the opportunity to show our gratitude to the hard work it carries out. As a leading MOT test centre in the area, we have high hopes we can raise a significant amount and help the charity continue to change lives.”
The family business has been running for more than 30 years, offering a wide range of services, including: MOTs, vehicle servicing, TerraClean, general repairs on all makes and models and tyre fitting.