All for a good cause…

In August we gave a donation to the local Sea Cadets in Ramsgate to help them raise money for a new boat which will be used to train the cadets.  Stephen Reynolds, London Array’s Offshore Site Manager and Emma Bird, our Site Secretary presented the cheque to the cadets as part of a special parade put on by the cadets at the Port of Ramsgate.  Emma said, “It was great to see the cadets in action and looking so smart in their uniforms.  We’re really pleased to have been able to help towards a new boat to train the cadets.”

Stephen Reynolds presenting the cheque to the sea cadets.

Since then Emma has also been busy raising money for the Pilgrims Hospice. Emma and Gemma Caister, our HSSE Site Assistant, put their walking shoes on and raised over £750.00 for the charity by completing a 10km Moonlight Walk.  Emma said, “This year’s event was the Hospices’ 30th anniversary year and was great fun.  We started at 8pm and finished in the dark around 10.15pm, waking from Herne Bay to Whitstable and back along the sea front.” Events like these make an essential contribution to the overall funding efforts of the Hospice who has to raise over £9million to care for patients in the three local hospices in Canterbury, Ashford and Margate and in patient’s homes to enable them to continue offering their services for free.

Emma and Gemma at the Moonlight Walk.

Since then we’ve also visited the Thanet Disable Riding School to present them with a cheque for £1,500 towards the upkeep of the centre.  The riding school is not funded and relies on donations for the maintenance of the yard, hay and feed for the horses. The centre is well known and supported locally and has worked with severely disabled children for many years.  Malcolm Green, the Secretary of the riding school said, “Anything to do with horses is expensive but it is money well spent to see the benefits of riding activities with our children in terms of increased confidence, self-esteem and simple pleasure.”

Joanne Haddon and Jason Ledden presenting the cheque to the Thanet Disabled Riding School.