Autac Products Ltd has teamed up with Prevent Breast Cancer to raise funds in support of breast cancer awareness. Autac’s Managing Director, David Lowe, has a personal connection to the charity, which is why they’ve specially developed a pink EV cable in aid of PBC. Autac have dedicated 5% of the net proceeds of every pink cable to be donated to Prevent Breast Cancer’s vital work, whilst at the same time helping the nation go green.
The reason behind our partnership…
It’s the second time, David Lowe, and Director of Prevent Breast Cancer, Nikki Barraclough, have worked together to raise funds.
In 2019, together with Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor, and other intrepid local business people, they took on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Collectively, they raised an impressive £132k for the charity.
It made perfect sense that David and Nikki should team up again to raise awareness and funds once more.
As David explains,
“I and my wife Sallie, who partners me as Autac’s Finance Director, are both really passionate about supporting Prevent Breast Cancer. Sallie’s sister, Julie, sadly lost her 4-year battle with the disease at the age of only 51.
“The intention was always to continue our fundraising with vigour in 2020 but the pandemic had other ideas. It meant we needed to focus on our essential business status and produce the cables to keep the UK’s fleets of vital grocery supplies on the road. We can only apologise that there’s been a dip in our fundraising efforts, particularly as charities like Prevent Breast Cancer are being hit so hard by the pandemic.
“Creating a pink EV cable seemed a perfect way to mark a new stage in supporting the charity. We encourage everyone with an EV vehicle – from the private one-vehicle owner to the retailers, manufacturers and haulage companies with entire fleets – to help support this worthwhile cause.”
As Director of Prevent Breast Cancer, Nikki Barraclough, explains,
“The pandemic has resulted in a dramatic drop in our income and the support of companies is more important now than ever before.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Autac and excited to see how many cables we can sell. The funds raised will support our vital research, and help the charity to continue its work raising awareness of the signs and symptoms and the different risk factors of this devastating disease.”
Being kind to our planet.
The World Health Organisation estimates that no fewer than 4.2 million of the world’s population die prematurely because of ambient air pollution. There is growing evidence too that poor respiratory health linked to living in a polluted area increases the risk of serious illness or death from Covid-19.
The world has become less mobile because of Covid. An increase in ordering online – whether it be groceries or other consumer goods – is likely to stay beyond current lockdown measures. This means that retailers and transport companies will have an even bigger presence on the roads, and consumers will pay even more attention to those like John Lewis and Asda who have been energetic in their push to electric.