Our Community

We are enthusiastic about engaging with charities and local community projects, to raise funds and continue to make a positive difference.

Community involvement is about more that just giving money. Our commitment to supporting local communities involves both financial contributions and also lending our support to a variety of worthy causes and initiatives.

£7,805.60: 2017 Charity Donations & Sponsorships

• £589.60 Friends of Linton Church – Q4 Pallet Pledge ’16
• £2,500.00 Mayor Elect’s Charity Fund
• £75.00 Great Ormond Street Hospital (Matteo Stokes Charity Golf Day)
• £500.00 Crisis – Q1 Pallet Pledge ’17
• £250.00 Unicef – Michael Martin (Carousel) running the London Marathon
• £2500.00 The International Arts Festival
• £500.00 Milton & Fulston FC (Kit Sponsors) – Q2 Pallet Pledge ’17
• £75.00 Annual Pallet Track Golf Day
• £150.00 Trailer donation to Aylesford Priory Fete
• £150.00 Trailer donation to Marden cricket event
• £150.00 Trailer donation to Coppa-Feel (Breast Cancer Charity Event)
• £166.00 Scouts Jamboree
• £100.00 Richard Webb’s 6 Walk Challenge in aid of Parkinson’s
• £100.00 Walking With the Wounded – Sarah Gibson, Windsor 1/2 marathon

Firmin are proud sponsors of the Maidstone International Arts Festival.

Firmin Pallet Pledge Scheme

Our Pallet Pledge scheme is now in its sixth year, which sees the business make quarterly charitable donations that are linked to the success of our overnight palletised distribution business.

For every pallet that we input into our network we make a 10p donation to a chosen charity. To keep the scheme personal and ensure we lend our support to a wide variety of worthy causes, we ask our staff and clients to nominate charities that are close to their hearts. A good cause is then selected each quarter.

In 2016 we donated £2,889.20 via the Pallet Pledge scheme to a variety of charities and good causes.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital: Q3 Pallet Pledge 2017

Our nominated worthy cause for July to September is Great Ormond Street Hospital.  Mark Stokes is the Director at Black Lion Press in Maidstone (a supplier to Firmin) and has worked closely with the business for many years.

In May 2010 Mark’s son Matteo (pictured right) was born with a unilateral cataract.  Without the skills and expertise of the eye team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Matteo would have been blind within four weeks.  He is now 7 years old and despite having very limited vision in one eye, he is doing really well.

The money raised will help to fund life-saving equipment and ground-breaking research to find cures and treatments giving children everywhere a brighter future. Firmin are proud to be supporting this very worthy cause.

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Firmin Supporting Coppafeel ’17 – Family Football Funday

On 20th May we provided a lorry to the Coppafeel charity event, arranged by ‘Boobettes’.

Boobettes are a group of women aged 35 or under who have been diagnosed with breast cancer; have had a breast cancer scare or have a strong story to tell. Using their stories, they inspire other people to think differently about their lives and bodies, educating about the importance of getting to know your boobs now and making it a life-long habit.

“A massive thank you for your support of the BooBall charity event.  It was a great success and we had over 650 people through the gates.  With the funds raised on the day the total sits at over £3,000.  Thanks again.”  Nicole Larkin