Check out Balls to Cancer’s charity donation


National Express West Midlands bus driver, Kevin Maxim, has helped to give local charity ‘Balls to Cancer’ a massive boost by raising an impressive £1,450.

With an initial target of £500, 48 year old Kevin took part in the Wolf Run, a hard core 10k course across natural terrain, including open ground, woodland, lakes and thick mud.

Originally from Burton-on-Trent, he moved to Birmingham almost seven years ago and took part in the event to raise funds for ‘Balls to Cancer’ as he feels the work that the charity does to educate people on male cancer awareness is important.

The National Express Employee Charity Panel read Kevin’s application and donated £200 towards his cause, helping Kevin smash his £500 target and almost treble the total amount raised.

Kevin said: “The Charity Panel’s kind donation of £200 has enabled me to achieve way above my original target and I’m so thankful for this. Working in a predominantly male orientated environment it is vital to highlight this type of cancer awareness. My colleagues have been extremely supportive towards the cause and I’d like to say, in the words of Balls to Cancer: If in doubt, get checked out!”

Notes:

  • The National Express Employee Charity Panel helps to support employees who are actively involved in charitable or volunteer work. The Panel is made up of UK employees from around the National Express Group business who meet quarterly to decide which good causes they will support. The Panel has donated £8,000 to over 30 charities and organisations nominated by employees so far this year.
  • Balls to Cancer is a registered charity in England and Wales (1146185), helping to raise funds for male cancer awareness and education. It occasionally donates a proportion of funds to other associated causes and research including Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Brunel Universities and special sensory equipment at The Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Pictured is Kevin Maxim at the end of his Wolf Run.

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Published 19th August 2014

 
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