14 March 2012
A local mobility company has donated 10 wheelchairs to Macmillan Cancer Support to celebrate its centenary year.
Mr Phillips, an employee of the mobility company Tremorvah Industries for nearly 20 years, wanted to support others in a similar situation.
He said, 'We thought this would be a great way of recognising Macmillan's 100 anniversary and providing some additional resources to people that need it.'
'Luckily, my bosses have always been very supportive of the idea throughout. It's great to work with a charity like Macmillan to make a difference to people with cancer locally in Cornwall.'
Tremorvah makes equipment for people with disabilities and provides work and training opportunities for disabled people, helping them to maintain their independence.
Jacqui Hodge, of Macmillan Cancer Support in Devon and Cornwall, said, 'Gary has put a lot of thought into this, and we are very grateful that he has chosen to donate these wheelchairs to Macmillan services locally.'
The chairs, branded with Macmillan logo, will be distributed via the Royal Cornwall Hospital and Macmillan Community Services.