Posted on December 19, 2017 by staff

Adact Medical donates £1,000 to local charity


Adact Medical, a Doncaster-based compliance agency, is helping spread the festive cheer this Christmas by donating £1000 to local charity FireFly.

FireFly provides free transport to Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield for cancer patients and their families and is one of the Doncaster Council’s Civic Mayor, Councillor George Derx’s, chosen charities.

Adact Medical, as members of the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA), are leaders in European testing and compliance in the vaping sector.

The Doncaster organisation’s vision is to inform the public of trusted health evidence of vaping products that enable people to make informed, healthier lifestyle choices.

The nature of FireFly’s work, giving cancer patients vital transport access so they can attend treatment centres, fits exactly with Adact Medical’s goals.

Adact Medical plays a vital part in regulation in the vaping sector which is in turn playing a significant role in reducing smoking-related cancer.

Back in 2015, Public Health England and Cancer Research UK signed a joint statement on vaping which highlighted the public health opportunity for smokers to change to vaping products, estimating that e-cigarettes are at least 95 per cent less harmful than regular cigarettes.

Councillor George Derx said: “Firefly is one of the charities that I have chosen to support during my year in office so I am delighted to accept this very generous donation from Adact Medical.”

Robert Sidebottom, managing director of Adact Medical said: “The opportunity to present this award to FireFly this Christmas is a privilege, as it allows us to say thank you for the support they gave our founder Damien Bove’s father-in-law George, in taking him to hospital during his cancer treatment.”

Chewy Bacchus and Paul Taylor, directors of Firefly, said: “We would like to thank Adact Medical for their very kind donation to Firefly.

“This donation will help us ensure the vehicles can continue to provide a free service for the people of Doncaster for life-saving treatment at Sheffield treatment centres.”