Charity support firmly in the driving seat thanks to HGV business

Many of our clients do so much for charity, and The LGV Training Company is no exception. Here’s our press release

An HGV driver training company has delivered the goods for charity by donating more than £17,000.

Since 2012 The LGV Training Company, based in Fleet, has netted a staggering haul of £17,441 for male cancer charity The Orchid Trust, by donating £5 every time a candidate passed a course first time.

“It’s down to the success of our training programmes, where we have an impressive first time pass rate that we are able to donate so much,” said Tom McGhie, Managing Director for LGV Training.

“The charity was picked by our staff, the majority of whom are men. Some have been affected by male cancers either personally or through friends and family. Male cancers, like prostate cancer, aren’t in the news as much so this is also a way of raising awareness among our team.”

LGV Training delivers courses for HGV drivers, both industry returners and those new to the sector, at more than 40 centres around the country.  The company will continue its support for The Orchid Trust into 2017.

Rebecca Porta, Orchid’s Chief Executive, said: “We are hugely grateful to The LGV Training Company for their ongoing support. The donations resulting from first time passes have raised much needed funds over the last five years to help tackle male specific cancers and improve the outlook of those affected.

“Every year over 50,000 men are diagnosed with prostate, testicular and penile cancer. This support continues to enable us to raise awareness, to fund more world class research and to provide support via our services including the Orchid Male Cancer Nurses and National Male Cancer Helpline, making a difference to the many men diagnosed each year and to their family and loved ones.”