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Christmas charity donations

Several charities have benefited from a bumper Christmas donation from AWE. 

Macmillan Cancer Support and Tadley First Responders have received a donation of £18,000 each from AWE’s Charity Committee. 

In addition to these large cash donations, AWE staff members donated over 1.2 tonnes of non-perusable food for a local food bank. 

Trevor Sleath, Manager of the Andover Food bank said: “We are overwhelmed by the support of AWE staff. During the Christmas period the food bank delivers over seven tonnes of food to local people so AWE’s contribution will really help those in need during the festive period.” 

Tadley First Responders has been announced as the 2014 AWE local charity of the year and Macmillan Cancer Support as the AWE national charity of the year. 

Tadley First Responders will be using the AWE donation to purchase community access defibrillators which is a vital support they provide to the local area. With the donation from AWE the group hopes to purchase six more defibrillators over the next year. 

Debbie Leadbetter from Tadley First Responders said: “We are overwhelmed by the amount AWE have donated and the continued support the company gives us.” 

Linda Whitbey from Macmillan Cancer Support said: “This contribution from AWE will help us to achieve our ambition of ensuring that no one will have to face cancer alone. We can’t thank the staff of AWE enough for their great fundraising over the past year.” 

These donations round off a great year of fundraising by AWE staff members, which included a donation to the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust of £10,000 by AWE Team Challenge participants. 

Over 130 AWE staff members took part in the 2014 Team Challenge - fundraising in excess of £20,000. Philip Avraam, fundraiser for the AWE team challenge, said: “The money we raised was absolutely fantastic. It was truly a team effort and I’m delighted.” 

The AWE Charity Committee chairperson Michele Maidment said: “AWE is delighted to be able to support all these wonderful charities in this way.”

 

From left, members of Tadley First Responders, Greg Britton, Scott Schimmen, Ben England, Andy Walters and Debbie Leadbetter are presented the cheque for £18,000 by AWE Deputy Managing Director Rob Fletcher.

From left, members of Tadley First Responders, Greg Britton, Scott Schimmen, Ben England, Andy Walters and Debbie Leadbetter are presented the cheque for £18,000 by AWE Deputy Managing Director Rob Fletcher.

 

- From left AWE’s Michele Maidment, Mark Suckling, Hannah Smith and Leila Broadley present over 1.2 metric tonnes of food to the Andover food bank.

- From left AWE’s Michele Maidment, Mark Suckling, Hannah Smith and Leila Broadley present over 1.2 metric tonnes of food to the Andover food bank.

 

Notes to Editors  

  1. AWE plays a crucial role in national defence by providing and maintaining warheads for Trident, the UK’s nuclear deterrent
  2. AWE is contracted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through a Government-owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) arrangement. Whilst our sites and facilities remain in government ownership, their management, day to day operations, and the maintenance of the nuclear stockpile is contracted to a private company AWE Management Limited (AWE ML). AWE ML is a consortium comprising three equal partners: Serco Group plc, the Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group.
  3. AWE press releases are available on our website: www.awe.co.uk. For further information contact Catherine Lynagh on Media@AWE.co.uk 0118 985 6414
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