Cancer is a far too prevalent disease that has affected the Mark Vitow Family in ways that are identifiable for so many other families.
Brandon Vitow (Director and Founder along with his father Mark Vitow) lost his first wife and the mother of his two children, Holly and Joel, to Breast Cancer.
Bryony Vitow was in her mid-30s when she lost her battle with cancer and Brandon had to navigate life as a bereaved single father to Holly Vitow who was 5 years old and Joel Vitow who was 2 years old, as they too tried to cope with losing their Mother. At this time, Brandon had only recently founded a business with his father Mark.
.In spite of these most challenging circumstances, Brandon succeeded in growing Mark Vitow Ltd and later met his wife and fellow Director Melanie Vitow, who was instrumental in the continued growth of the Company. Two of their children, Matthew Phillips (Chief Executive Officer) and Rachel Pead (Operations Director) work for Mark Vitow Ltd today.
Matthew himself had to fight cancer at the age of 20 whilst studying Economics at Bristol University, but with strength and courage he obtained a First-Class Economics Degree whilst recovering from treatment and restoring his health. Others in the wider Mark Vitow family have too been affected by or lost a loved one to Cancer.
We champion Cancer Research UK in the hope that, through continued research, together we will beat Cancer.
Take a look at some our our Team Vitow CRUK Fundraising activities below!
TEAM VITOW FUNDRAISING
Welwyn and Hatfield Pretty Muddy 5K
27th May 2023
Race for Life Pretty Muddy is our brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for life-saving research.
Big Hike Peak District Half Marathon
3rd June 2023
Take on a one-day Big Hike challenge through the Peak District. Choose between a full or a half marathon distance and explore the great outdoors- all while raising money for life-saving research.
Eurovision Song Staff Sweepstakes
Team Vitow look part in a Eurovision raffle this year with all proceeds from raffle tickets going to CRUK.
Top prize went to our lovely Rose who received £100…and an extra day off!
Crick Abseil 2023
30th September 2023
A team of fearless Vitow family shareholders, employees and Brand Ambassador, ‘I Love Plumbing’ Andrew Cam will descend 125 feet from the top of the Francis Crick Institute in London on September 30th to fundraise for Cancer Research UK! We hope that you will join us in our journey to make a difference in the fight against cancer. To show our appreciation of your support, all donations of £25 or more will be automatically entered into our FUNDRAISER RAFFLE with a grand prize of £500 in products from our Plumbing & Heating catalogue!
View Details & Donate Here: Mark Vitow Abseilers (cancerresearchuk.org)