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Costain Welsh Water Donates To Local Charities

16 November 2011

Five local charities have benefited from the Costain Welsh Water Framework’s success at the 2011 Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) Annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

After winning the top Occupational Health and Safety Excellence Award in June for an unprecedented second consecutive year, the Welsh Water framework team were given £2,500 and asked to suggest a good cause to donate the money to.

Cheques of £500 each went to Wales Air Ambulance, the Special Care Baby Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Nightingale House Hospice, Happy Faces (a local charity that provides help to sick, disabled and disadvantaged Children who live in the North Wales Area) and the North and mid Wales Branch of SENSE, a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind and also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities.

Natalie Bailey, a representative for SENSE, said: “We would like to thank Costain for its generous donation. The money donated will go towards arranging an arts and crafts day with the families that SENSE supports.”

Angie Lopez, Fundraising Administrator for the Countess of Chester Hospital, said:  “Thank you for the generous donation to the neonatal unit fund. The department is in the process of ordering a new reclining chair for the unit. This will be gratefully received by both the staff and parents as it will enable them to get closer to their babies at what is a very stressful time.”

Framework Director, John Madden, who presented the donations, added: “For the second successive year we are delighted to be able to support five local charities in North Wales. It gives me great pleasure to meet with the charity representatives and to hear in more detail about the difference that our donations can make. Let’s hope that we can provide the same support next year through our Health & Safety performance at Welsh Water.”