Baker’s Self Adhesive Label Co Ltd has confirmed long term support to Georgia’s Teenage Cancer Appeal by funding one of the charity’s projects with up to £3000 a year.
About the project:
- Since 2009 Georgia’s Teenage Cancer Appeal (GTCA) has provided taxis for young patients receiving treatment for cancer at UCLH and the MacMilllan Centre in London to main line London stations.
- This allows them the swiftest journey home to surrounding counties such as Essex without having to use public transport from hospital to station where they are more at risk of catching infection following chemotherapy.
- Depending on their condition not all patients qualify for an ambulance to take them home after treatment and those that do often face very long, uncomfortable journeys with multiple drop offs for other patients. An ambulance is not permitted to drop patients at stations. A taxi to the station is the best option in most cases.
- The charity’s account with Spotty Cars taxi company has an average bill of £250 a month, up to £3,000 a year.
- The project was instigated by Georgia Cordery and her parents when they realised it was the best way to get home to Brentwood following several days of her receiving treatment. London taxis are expensive so the option isn’t viable every time for many families who are already struggling with the costs of living with cancer.
“We have been keen supporters of Georgia’s Teenage Cancer Appeal for several years and have attended many of their fundraising events. When we heard about this specific project we saw it as an opportunity to be able to offer more regular support that the charity could rely on.” Mandy Baker, HR and Finance Manager at Baker Labels.
“To know that this service we provide is going to be covered financially is an amazing help to us. We know that tens of dozens of patients and their families have been helped by this service over the last 8 years and many more will use it in the months and years to come. It’s invaluable and we’re very proud to be able to offer it. We can’t thank Bakers enough for their generous support,” says Kirsty Dailly, Chair, Georgia’s Teenage Cancer Appeal.