Thursday 15th February 2018

South West

Tewkesbury windows and door company, Firmfix, have had a long-standing relationship with Teenage Cancer Trust ever since the Account Manager's son and owners' nephew, Mikey Grimmett, was tragically diagnosed with leukaemia five years ago. It was a huge blow to everyone at the family-run firm.

Mikey’s family wholeheartedly agree that his treatment was made so much easier the treatment he received at Birmingham Children’s Hospital unit. When Mikey’s uncle, Chairman of Firmfix, Alan Grimmett, first visited the hospital, he decided that the company would make a £100 monthly donation to the ward which has raised over £3,000 to date.

Mikey’s mum, Tracey, adds

I can’t bear to think what the ordeal would have been like if it weren’t for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the set-up they have on the ward in Birmingham. They have gaming stations, TVs, and pool tables. They can even have takeaways delivered any time and all to make life for a teenager battling with cancer a bit more normal. Mikey has now been in remission for 18 months and is loving life having recently turned 18, passed his driving test and aced his exams at school… we’re so very proud of him!

At Christmas last year, the owners agreed to donate a percentage of all December sales to the Teenage Cancer Trust. A special mailshot was sent to all existing Firmfix customers with information about the fundraiser and Phil Grimmett was delighted to present the charity with the £1,000 cheque this week!

Charlotte Porter, Regional Fundraiser South West for the Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to receive the cheque on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust. We are so grateful to Firmfix for their continuous support, and to all those who helped make this generous donation possible. Every day, 7 young people aged 13 to 24 are told they have cancer and their worlds are changed forever, and the money FirmFix have raised will help us ensure that no young person has to face cancer alone. On behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust and all the young cancer patients we support across the UK – thank you!”