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NGK achieves charity milestone

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has achieved an impressive milestone by raising £20,000 for a leading UK charity.

The company has raised the money for Macmillan Cancer Support through a series of fund-raising events with the donation being enough to fund a key support worker for seven-and-a-half months.

NGK made the latest instalment following its attendance at last December’s Motorcycle Live Show at Birmingham’s NEC when bike enthusiasts purchased promotional products to help raise a staggering £7876.09 for the charity.

NGK had already donated more than £12,000 since 2004, with the company adding the final £100 to take the amount through the £20,000 barrier.

Evie Wilson, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Thank you for choosing to support Macmillan, we are seeing a real strain on our services right now due to late diagnosis and delays in treatment, as well as a huge drop in income from the pandemic, so your support is truly appreciated.

That £20,000 could have funded a Macmillan Support Worker for 7.5 months, reaching many patients and families in that time and offering invaluable support at such a difficult period. Macmillan are 98 percent funded, so it truly is donations from companies like NGK Spark Plugs that allow us to run all.”

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “We are delighted as a company to be able to help such a worthwhile charity as Macmillan Cancer Support. I would like to thank everyone who supported our fund-raising at Motorcycle Live and also at all the other various events we have attended over the years.”

Support Workers work directly with Macmillan Nurses to offer practical and emotional support to people living with cancer in hospitals and in the community. They  co-ordinate the care of cancer patients who do not have complex needs and support them to feel in control of their own care.

They are part of a wider team and work in close contact with Clinical Nurse Specialists and other specialist professionals – taking some work away from specialist staff, so that they can focus on the care of patients with more complex needs. They are often the first point of contact for patients, coordinating and redirecting patients to support for their practical, information, and emotional support needs.

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Worldwide: NGK SPARK PLUG is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment customers across the globe. For the Aftermarket, its product portfolio comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand. Under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics the company offers oxygen sensors (including NOx sensors), exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS), mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute/boost pressure (MAP) sensors as well as engine speed and position sensors. With around 16,400 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.7 billion Euros worldwide. NGK SPARK PLUG’s EMEA sales represent 32% of this global turnover. NGK SPARK PLUG operates on all continents and has 60 group companies, 35 production plants, five Technical Centres and three Venture Labs.


Aftermarket EMEA: NGK SPARK PLUG has seen significant growth across the Aftermarket since expanding beyond motorcycle parts into the automotive sector in the 1970s. With an outstanding commitment to quality, technology and research & development the company has become the world’s number one in spark plugs and oxygen sensors, and a leading provider of glow plugs, ignition coils and leads as well as further sensor technology. Organisationally NGK SPARK PLUG’s regional headquarters in Ratingen, Germany serves the Aftermarket across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the EMEA region the company has six regional companies and more than 1,000 employees, as well as two production plants in France and South Africa and a Technical Centre in Germany.


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