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.

£3,028.80: 2018 Charity Donations & Sponsorships

Safe Anaesthesia UK, Q4 Pallet Pledge ’17
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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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Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust: Q1 Pallet Pledge 2018

Our nominated worthy cause for January to March is the Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust, nominated by Mark Lowry, Director at ‎Fleet Retail Packaging Ltd.

The unit has a total of 32 cots including 8 intensive care cots.  It cares for babies born prematurely or who are sick and need the intensive care that only a highly specialised facility, skilled staff and sophisticated equipment can provide.

Each year about 800 babies are admitted to the unit, which serves the Medway towns and surrounding areas.  The Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust raises additional funds to purchase the very expensive and specialist equipment necessary to enable the unit to continue to enhance its high standard of medical care for babies.

We are proud to support this fantastic cause.

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