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Posted on: 30/10/2018 Written by: surge-hmh-civils



In loving memory of all those who have lost their lives to cancer and heart-related issues. HMH Civils sponsor various charities and attend charitable events throughout the year. We enjoy attending these events as we get to meet people who are behind the charities and often get to meet those who have directly been helped by the charity. We always thoroughly enjoy these events and in return raise lots of money for the charities.

We have therefore decided, as a company, to take our charitable nature to the next level. In August 2018 we had bought a 14m Telehandler costing £70,000.00 and all the hire sales generated will be donated to 4 charities. HMH Civils Ltd has paid for this machine and will not be taking any profits generated. As HMH Civils is a fully established company the machine will never be short of a hirer. Whoever decides to hire the machine will do so for a set period. During this period the hirer will choose a fourth charity that will receive a share of the sales donation also.

Here at HMH Civils Ltd we have and always will be a generous and thoughtful company. We have decided that doing this is a great way to give back to charities that are close to our hearts. We have decided that giving back through this specific way means that rather than donating every so often charities will receive a larger consistent ongoing donation.

Charities Involved:

  • Cancer Research
  • Breast Cancer
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Hirers Choice


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Why have we chosen these specific charities:

HMH Civils has chosen Cancer Research, Breast Cancer and British Heart Foundation as the directors have had a first-hand experience with these charities. All directors have had family and friends who have been diagnosed with various types of cancer, including breast cancer. Some have survived and unfortunately, some have not. Cancer Research and the Breast Cancer department have been fantastic in helping patients and their family and friends through these dark periods.

In 2016 Mick Hammond, unfortunately, suffered heart problems resulting in him having a Quadruple Heart Bypass. The British Heart Foundation provided excellent support to him and his family throughout. The directors have also had family and friends who have suffered various heart problems with the British Heart Foundation supporting them from pre-diagnosis.

We hope that through our ongoing donation these charities are able to continue their fantastic support and can continue vital research in hope that one day we will beat these life-threatening illnesses.

About the Charities and How They Help:

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK are delighted that HMH Civils Ltd has chosen to support them throughout the next year.  Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work has saved millions of lives but we can only do this with the support of the public and companies like HMH Civils Ltd.

In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived for at least 10 years.  Over the last 40 years survival has doubled and today half will survive.

Research is our most powerful weapon against cancer.  We fund over 4.000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK.  Over 300 of those are in the North East where we fund over £4million on some of the best scientific and clinical research in the North East.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK, but survival over the last 40 years has nearly doubled. Today, 8 in 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive their disease for 10 years or more. Cancer Research UK’s research underpins many of today’s treatments and has helped save thousands of lives.

From studying the biology of breast cancer cells in the lab to leading clinical trials testing cutting-edge treatments, our researchers are working hard to ensure more women survive breast cancer.

The British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation’s heart charity, funding vital research discoveries to beat heartbreak forever.

We’re leading the fight to prevent more people from developing heart and circulatory disease, including stroke, vascular dementia and risk factors like diabetes; and helping more people survive a cardiac arrest or heart attack.

Heart and circulatory disease is Britain’s biggest killer, affecting over 7 million people; sadly that’s more than double the number living with cancer and dementia combined. Research has given us machines that can restart hearts, the ability to fix arteries in tiny babies, devices to correct heartbeats, the power to give someone a heart they weren’t born with, and so much more.

We’ve helped transform survival rates but the heart and circulatory diseases still kill 1 in 4 people in the UK, they cause heartbreak on every street. And our work is as urgent and vital as ever.  Our research is the promise to protect the people we love. Our parents. Our brothers. Our sisters. Our grandparents. Our closest friends.

Research is who we are. The promise of future cures and treatments. The promise to beat heartbreak forever.