First Capital Connect supports Herts based teenage cancer charity
In a campaign to assist small charities across its network First Capital Connect has recently pledged support to Herts based teenage cancer charity, Teens Unite.
Teen Unite, which was founded in 2007 by Debbie Pezzani and Karen Millen OBE, is dedicated to improving the lives of young people aged 13 – 24 with life limiting illnesses. Its aims are to help these young people with their self-esteem, self-confidence, and feelings of isolation through group days out and activities. The charity has also recently opened the first specialist respite care centre for young people ages 13-24 in the UK, which will support them and their families whilst going through such difficult times.
In a recent meeting with Teens Unite’s founders FCC’s Managing Director, Neal Lawson, pledged to support the charity by providing free travel on FCC services for days out and for when young people and their families need to use the service for treatment. They will also be organising a group trip to the FCC driver simulator at Hornsey.
FCC was first introduced to Teens Unite by Cuffley MP Charles Walker who had heard about the number of things FCC had been doing across its network to assist young people. These include a recently launched anti child bullying campaign and safety talks to primary schools.
Neal Lawson, FCC’s Managing Director, said:
“Teens Unite is a great organisation that does a lot of good work in the Hertfordshire area in improving the lives of young people with cancer. FCC is proud to be supporting Teens Unite in playing a small role in assisting the aims of the charity.
“I would like to thank Charles Walker MP for making the introduction.”
Debbie Pezzani, Co-founder of Teens Unite, commented:
“Teens Unite are incredibly excited about the forthcoming partnership with First Capital Connect. Enabling our teens and their families travel on FCC trains will make an enormous difference to them in times of such hardship. We also hope that the partnership will raise increased awareness of the charity and are looking forward to the prospect of working with FCC to make the daily struggle for our teens that little bit easier”
Charles Walker MP added:
“I am really delighted that First Capital is going to be working with such a fantastic charity and the many young people it supports.”