Orbital Fasteners Support Cancer Research UK

October 04, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
Orbital Fasteners the UK's premiere suppliers of over 27,000 fixings, fasteners and tool products from more than 300 manufacturers have announced that they would like the industry to become aware of their intuitive aimed at supporting their chosen, and very worthy charity, Cancer Research UK.

Under this unusual scheme Orbital Fasteners have committed to donating a proportion of their income to Cancer Research UK each month. They have set aside the last Wednesday of each month as their donation day; this means that a full 2% of that days total order value will be donated to the charity.

This donation will not be added to the clients invoice, it will be taken from the final cost of the order, and as such will not cost clients a penny, but it will benefit this very deserving charity. Orbital Fasteners would encourage other company's to show their commitment to charity in the same fashion. In addition to these donations, the company is also proud sponsors of King Langley under 8s football team.

About Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the country's leading charity relating to the over 200 diseases that come under the umbrella that we generally refer to as cancer. They support the work of an incredible 4800 research professionals, nurses and doctors across the country, who are involved in all kinds of work aimed at combating the disease.

They assist with the pioneering of new treatments which have been highly successful, in fact in the last four decades the chances of surviving cancer in the UK has doubled. As one in three UK citizens will contract one form of cancer or another during their lifetime, this disease is almost unique in that it touches everyone's lives at some point.

The organisation is also heavily involved in health awareness campaigns aimed at dispensing clear information to assist people in understanding how they can reduce the risk of contracting various forms of cancer.

Their research has produced several extremely effective drugs including herceptin and tamoxifen, which are fundamental in saving the lives of many thousands of breast cancer sufferers across the world. Temozolomide is used to treat the most common form of brain tumours, and carboplatin, arguably the most effective and groundbreaking cancer drug ever developed.

They have also backed the essential research which has led to a dramatic increase in the survival rates of people being cured of cancer by the use of radiotherapy. They are also at the forefront of screening procedures for bowel, breast, and cervical cancer, which save many thousands of people's lives each and every year.

They were at the forefront of campaigning for the smokefree law in England, which is estimated will save approximately 40,000 peoples lives by 2018.

About Orbital Fasteners

Orbital Fasteners are approaching their 30th anniversary in the supply of all kinds of fasteners, Power tools, and Hand tools from the world's leading suppliers. Their stock lists 27,000 items from 300 of the world's high quality producers, including Bosch, Lindapter, Rotobroach, Unistrut, Rawl, and many more. They are industry leading suppliers of screws, nuts, bolts, Unistrut compatible Channel Support Systems, Hand Rail Systems Metal Shims as well as thousands of other items.

The company is based in Watford and offers next day delivery for orders received before 4.30, not only to London, but also the rest of the country, they even offer a premium delivery service.