Leading HGV firms gear up to support Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity has made a great start to 2018 by adding two more leading firms to its family of Our Partner corporate supporters.

Staff at sister companies Easy as HGV Ltd and HGV Driver Training Centre Ltd will be supporting Ark as one of their Charities of the Year for the next 12 months.

Over the coming year, colleagues at both firms will be taking part in various events and activities that will help to raise funds for, and awareness of, Ark and its £5million appeal in support of a much-needed unique local cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Basingstoke area.

Easy As HGV Ltd and HGV Driver Training Centre Ltd are family-run businesses based in Fleet, and are two of the largest HGV/LGV training companies in the UK.

Business Manager Darren Lucas said: “When it was suggested to me about backing Ark Cancer Charity, I saw this as a great opportunity to support a local cause.

“They say ‘charity starts at home’, and being a local company with most of our staff and a good number of our candidates coming from this area, it seemed the right choice to support a charity that will benefit so many people in the Hampshire area.”

Darren added: “We feel that working with Ark is a direct link to how we work as a business – the end goal is to give help, support, and make the process as simple as possible.

“The ethos of our businesses has been built around helping and supporting candidates through the HGV/LGV process, making it as easy and simple as possible – giving candidates the confidence to gain a licence, which can help to improve employment prospects, or even just to fulfil a dream of driving big trucks.

“With Ark, the building of this dedicated cancer centre will mean that the treatment and recovery of cancer patients can be completed locally, saving them the struggle of travelling over an hour to other centres when they are in such a vulnerable state.”

Merv Rees, Ark Cancer Centre Charity trustee, said: “Ark Cancer Centre Charity is proud to have been chosen as the Charity of the Year partner for 2018 by Darren and his teams at Easy as HGV and HGV Driver Training Centre.

“I am delighted that these two companies will now join Our Partner family of corporate supporters. The show of support from staff at both firms will help to raise awareness of, and funds for, the charity’s £5million appeal which is helping to deliver the much-needed cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Basingstoke area.”

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The team from Easy as HGV and HGV Driver Training Centre will be supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity during 2018.