Scotland Ash News
13th July 2017
Didcot dad awarded for resilience during difficult time
Peter Welch, proprietor of Scotlands Ash Garage, has gone through a tough time over the past few years, for which he was commended for at the TerraClean Awards 2016, held at Holiday Inn Northumberland,, achieving the ‘Above and Beyond’ award.
For Peter, a further surprise lay in store at the event as he was joined on stage by wife Ruth and daughter Libby, who made the trip to the event without Peter knowing. Libby was diagnosed with a nerve sheath tumour at the age of just 20 and is recovering well. Meanwhile, Peter was diagnosed with prostate cancer and is also recovering well. The award acknowledged the incredible journey the family had taken.
Scotlands Ash Garage proprietor, Peter Welch, said: “My complete gratitude goes to TerraClean for this award and for the constant support I have received during this tough period from family, friends and customers.”
Phill Dowd, Randstad (TerraClean) sales manager, said: “Despite the difficult situation, Peter has always remained positive and simply grateful that he had been given the opportunity to allow for early treatment. He took inspiration from his family and battled cancer head-on. We were thrilled to present the ‘Above and Beyond’ award to such a brave and hardworking member of the TerraClean family.”
Welch’s family-run garage is a well-known contributor to the Didcot community with the garage regularly sponsoring local events such as Astonbury, as well as local football team, Wallingford Town FC. The garage is also an active fundraiser, donating £1 for every MOT it carries out to the Teenage Cancer Trust. In 2016, the garage donated more than £2000 to the charity and has carried on the initiative into 2017.