Safety pays as Peel Ports donates £3000 to children’s hospital

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool is to benefit from a £3000 donation by Peel Ports.

The gift is in recognition of the work that Peel Ports’ containers division had done to maintain good health and safety practices across its sites.

Anthony Meakin, a Peel Ports site manager at Irlam was on hand to donate the money to the hospital in West Derby. Anthony’s 11 year old daughter, Lily-Rose, is no stranger to hospital staff because of an on-going ear condition and is preparing herself for an operation at the hospital in April.

Speaking after the donation was made, Anthony said: “The work Alder Hey do is incredible. The staff are unbelievably committed to providing the best care for children and their families and we cannot thank them enough for what they do. This donation reflects the positive impact the hospital has had on the wider Peel Ports workforce, and the commitment we have to ensuring our work environment remains safe.”

The donation to Alder Hey will go towards funding of the world-leading research and care carried out at the children’s hospital, which helps over 275,000 young people and their families each year.

Jouke Schaap, Container Director at Peel Ports, said: “It’s important to mark these successes, because it helps to promote the importance of having an environment where health and safety is paramount, and that in turn is a crucial part of our overall strategy.  The success across the group is testament to the hard work of employees in adhering to the high standards set by us. It’s the right thing to do for our staff and our business but it’s also great that we can help others in the process.”

Hayley Thomas, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Alder Hey Children’s Charity: “We would like to say thank you to Peel Ports for choosing to support Alder Hey through this ongoing initiative. We are so appreciative of their generosity which will help us to fund enhancements to the hospital, making a huge difference to our inspiring patients and their families at what can be a very difficult time.”

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