Car rental firm’s boost for Calderdale’s Macmillan Unit

Enterprise Rent a Car have donated �1,000 to support people living with cancer in the Calderdale area.
Enterprise Rent a Car have donated �1,000 to support people living with cancer in the Calderdale area.

A car hire firm has given £1,000 to support Calderdale Royal Hospital’s Macmillan Unit and help people living with cancer in the district.

Enterprise Rent A car donated to Macmillan Cancer Support after the firm’s area manager James Bottomley approached the company’s charitable foundation to ask for support with his father’s sponsored bike ride.

James’s dad Paul Bottomley, along with friends in Sowerby Bridge, cycled a coast to coast route from Morecambe to Bridlington, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support in celebration of James’ mum Jane recently getting the all clear.

James and his family received valuable support from Macmillan over the last 18 months since Jane had been receiving treatment at the hospital’s Macmillan Unit.

The group including her friends and nephews David Myhowycz, James Myhowycz and Dom Wilson have now raised over £1,900 for Macmillan.

James said: “Enterprise Rent-A-Car has an internal foundation that allows employees to apply for donations to local communities and charities, such as the Macmillan Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

“The work that the nurses and staff do on a daily basis is extraordinary and I found out first-hand just how much they help during a life-changing event. One of our founding values is to strengthen the communities in which we operate and I hope that our contribution helps the amazing team there.”

Viki Nixon, Fundraising Manager for Calderdale said: “Paul has been fundraising and volunteering for Macmillan Cancer Support since Jane’s diagnosis. We are so grateful for the time Paul has already given, but this year he has really challenged himself, along with so many others. We rely on people like Paul, his family and the generosity of Enterprise Rent a Car to continue fund our practical, emotional and financial support. All our services exist to ensure that no one will face cancer alone.”