Shell’s excellent safety record rewards charities

DONATION: Michael Clark from Mintlaw enjoys a game of pool with Alex Baird, gas plant installation manager at St Fergus and John Raine, communications and social performance advisor.  'Picture: Submitted.
DONATION: Michael Clark from Mintlaw enjoys a game of pool with Alex Baird, gas plant installation manager at St Fergus and John Raine, communications and social performance advisor. 'Picture: Submitted.

OIL giant Shell recently donated £12,500 to ten Aberdeenshire charities.

The money was raised after staff at the St Fergus Gas Plant completed a full year without any serious injuries.

Shell’s gas plant installation manager at St Fergus, Alex Baird said: “At Shell we are committed to the safety of our employees, and in 2012 we achieved 363 ‘goal zero’ days when no first aid was required. Hopefully in 2013 we can beat that safety record and generate even more money for local charities.”

Last week, Mr Baird presented Willowbank with a £2,500 donation, to help provide a service to adults with a learning disability, autism and people with multiple disabilities who live in Peterhead, Mintlaw and the surrounding areas.

“Everyone at Willowbank really appreciates the kindness of everyone from Shell for all their help and generous donations.

“We are currently in the process of updating rooms within the building to cater for the changing needs of people, some with complex issues, so they can get quite time and support to organise their day in a more structured way,” said Jean McBride, Willowbank deputy manager

“Willowbank has always been known for its relaxed and happy atmosphere, with the help and support from the local community we can hopefully keep up this reputation for years to come”.

Other local charities chosen to receive donations were Children 1st (Fraserburgh) £,2500, League of Friends for Peterhead Ugie and Community Hospitals (Peterhead) £2,500, Scottish Cot Death Trust (Peterhead) £1000, Collieburn Outreach Services Ugie Hospital Peterhead £500, and Community Therapy Group (Boddam) £500.