Firefly is about life – living it to the full, and enjoying every second of it. We want to remove the stigma and embarrassment of personal cancer problems in young men and women, giving them the confidence to communicate with friends, family and health professionals should the occasion arise. Founded in 2006 by Denise Dunn after her personal experience with cancer, Firefly help local people in their time of need, making a difficult time a little easier. Firefly is now run by Dee’s fiancé Chewy Bacchus and close family friend Paul Taylor after Dee passed away in 2014, with a promise to Dee to keep her legacy running.
The Firefly Express vehicles provide free transport to local cancer patients and their families in the borough of Doncaster to regional treatment hospitals, using our fantastic team of volunteer drivers. We currently have a fleet of eight vehicles to cope with the ever-increasing requirements.
Using our personal experiences, we are determined to change the journey for cancer patients while raising awareness, particularly amongst young people, to spot the signs before it advances.
To provide funding to maintain the Firefly Express a vehicle for a free shuttle transport service for patients undergoing cancer treatments at regional cancer centres. Firefly 1 has been donated by Fil Adams Mercer through Channel 4 Secret Millionaire, This will ease the psychological, physical and financial stress faced by patients and their families.
We were able to purchase Firefly 2 earlier in 2012 made possible by the Diamond Jubilee grant given to Firefly by the West Yorkshire Freemasons.
Firefly 3 was donated by One Call Insurance and that was followed by Firefly 4 and 5, the money was raised by holding the Equinox Ball.