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.

£3,128.80: 2018 charity donations & sponsorships

Safe Anaesthesia UK, Q4 Pallet Pledge ’17
Maidstone Sea Cadets
Marden in Bloom
Headcorn May Fair, donation of the use of a trailer

Thank you so much for donating the use of your lorry and stairs. They made a real difference to the way the fair went this year and received lots of positive feedback from guests and stall holders about it.

Many Thanks,

David, Headcorn May Fair

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 2017 we donated over £2,800 via the Pallet Pledge scheme to a variety of charities and good causes.

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Maidstone Hospital ICU: Q2 Pallet Pledge 2018

Our nominated worthy cause for April to June is the Maidstone Hospital Intensive Care Unit, nominated by Louise Reid, Customer Account Coordinator for Firmins.

The unit is specially staffed, equipped and designed to closely monitor and treat high dependency patients with serious conditions. In 2017, Louise’s father spent several weeks in the intensive care unit at Maidstone hospital, being cared for by their specialist team.

We are pleased to support this good cause and make a donation towards the excellent service that they provide.

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