BCIA backing for Teenage Cancer Trust


12 March 2024
Graeme Rees with, left, Helen Farquharson, Senior Relationship Manager at TCT and, right, Catherine Lerego, Youth Support Co-ordinator at TCT

Graeme Rees, Immediate Past-President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), has presented a cheque for £11,679 to the Teenage Cancer Trust, his nominated charity during his two-year term as President.

As a charity close to his own heart, Rees was committed to raising both money and awareness of trust’s work and an impressive £5,000 was raised in just one night at the 2023 BCIA Awards.

The BCIA also set up a five-million step challenge to attract sponsorship and donations, with a number of BCIA members getting involved and committing to the cause. The challenge was inspired by Teenage Cancer Trust’s Walk With Us 15,000-step challenge, which is driven by the amount of steps per day the average nurse works in their role of supporting young people and their families affected by cancer.

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Rees said: “One of my wishes when I became BCIA President was to see if we could do more to support our nominated charity and I am delighted at how our members responded and engaged so passionately with the challenge. I am very proud to sign off my term with this contribution and I would like to thank everybody who has done their bit to support this hugely important organisation.”

Helen Farquharson, Senior Relationship Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We are so grateful to Graeme for choosing Teenage Cancer Trust as his charity, and to all at the BCIA for their fantastic support in 2022 and 2023. Members have really gone above and beyond with their efforts, with an incredible response at the Awards and the five-million step challenge.’’