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Fine Tubes has selected sixteen charities to benefit from donations and fundraising activities carried out by staff over 2019

Monday, January 6, 2020

Fine Tubes celebrates another year of charity giving

Fine Tubes has selected sixteen charitable causes to benefit from donations and fundraising activities carried out by staff and supporters over 2019.

The UK-based, precision metal tubes manufacturer and its workforce have raised an impressive total of £7,800 which was shared amongst the various causes. Fine Tubes employees also gave their time, expertise and other forms of support as part of their company-wide commitment to give back to the wider communities in which Fine Tubes operates.

The money raised was distributed by Fine Tubes’ Charity Fund Committee, a group of employees from across the organisation. The Committee’s remit is to consider recommendations for donations and ensure relevant and ethical distribution of funds raised by Fine Tubes and its employees.

The charitable organisations that were supported by Fine Tubes’ Charity Fund Committee in 2019 are as follows:

  • CHICKs – respite breaks for disadvantaged children
  • Children’s Hospices SW –hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions across South West England
  • Cornwall Air Ambulance
  • Cornwall Hospice Care –providing care for people with terminal illnesses in Cornwall
  • Gables – Animal rescue and rehoming centre
  • Help for Heroes – helping British service men and women who have been wounded in the line of duty
  • Jeremiah’s Journey – Support for grieving children and young people
  • NICU Derriford – neonatal intensive care unit caring for preterm and sick new-born babies in South West England
  • Polish Saturday School – promoting Anglo-Polish culture in Plymouth, Devon
  • Shekinah Mission – Supporting people affected by issues including homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse or mental health
  • Southway Playscheme – after-school care, holiday and junior school youth clubs
  • St Luke’s – specialist care for terminally ill patients
  • The Woodside Animal Welfare Trust – Animal rehoming charity based in Plymouth, Devon
  • Waterside Explorer Scouts – Supporting the development of young people through Scouting activities
  • Yelverton Rotary Memory Café – Drop-in group for people affected by dementia and memory loss
  • Chestnut Appeal – Supporting a charity cycle ride to raise funds for people affected by men’s health issues, including prostate cancer.

John Gilkes, Operations Route Engineer and member of the Fine Tubes’ Charity Fund Committee comments, “Every year we raise a really pleasing amount of money that we share between worthy causes nominated by Fine Tubes’ employees. We contribute to a broad range of concerns, from animal welfare to terminal illness support; assistance for injured service men and women to youth development. We would like to thank every single Fine Tubes colleague who has contributed to our charitable donations and look forward to scaling even greater heights in 2020.”

“We are always looking for more people to join our committee and help us distribute the valuable funds raised. Equally, we would be interested in hearing from anyone who has a cause that they would like to nominate – we are happy to consider supporting good causes of all kinds.”