Macmillan Cancer Support and the Katie Haines Memorial Trust, promoting the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, are Plumb and Parts Center's new charity partners.

The company's staff, customers and suppliers raise a huge amount of money throughout the year through sponsored walks, gold days and other fundraising activities. The funds will be equally divided between the two charities.

Plumb Center's Julie Mclean said: "We're delighted to support these charities' invaluable work. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer, so it's an excellent choice by our staff.

"As a business it’s vital we support safety, and CO danger is ever present. We’ve launched a campaign to get the law changed so a CO alarm would be mandatory in England and Wales, when any carbon burning appliance is installed – it’s already law in Scotland and Wales."

Katie Haines' father Gordon Samuel said: "We felt compelled to do something in her memory. If any one of us had been the victim, she would have been passionate about raising awareness. Our families are delighted to get the backing of Plumb Center as the important work must continue."

Camilla Wood from Macmillan commented on the partnership: "We're delighted to be a Plumb and Parts charity partner. The money raised will be used to fund Macmillan’s vital cancer services, including specialist nurses working throughout the NHS, a nurse-run support line and grants for cancer patients with money problems."

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