MHI VESTAS OFFSHORE WIND AND METCOLLECT LTD TURN SCRAP INTO CASH FOR NORTHERN IRELAND CHILDREN'S HOSPICE!
The Belfast Harbour Pre-Assembly team at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, (global leaders in wind power and offshore ventures) and Metcollect Ltd, (specialists for turning scrap metal into money) have combined forces by making a generous scrap donation of £9,380.70 to Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice; the only dedicated palliative care service in the province offering support to life-limited children who require 24-hour specialist care.
Speaking about their joint initiative, James McManus, HSE Specialist of the Belfast Harbour Pre-Assembly team at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind commented, “It was a unanimous decision amongst the Belfast Harbour Pre-Assembly team to donate our money to Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. The charity is a fantastic, local organisation and we hope the money raised will enable the Hospice to continue to support children and their families”.
Geoff Angus, Director at Metcollect Ltd added, “We were approached by the Belfast Harbour Pre-Assembly team at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind who wanted to sell their scrap cable for the highest price and donate the proceeds to Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. As Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is such a fantastic charity, we decided that we would donate the processing of the cable into copper and broker the onward sale of the copper to maximise the value of the donation. Between the two companies we effectively took something that was viewed as waste and turned it into almost a ten thousand pound donation”.
Thanking both companies for their generous donation, Katie Pollock, Head of Fundraising at Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice commented, “This is a very generous donation from both companies. Each year it costs over £3 million to operate and run Children’s Hospice services with only 20% of this being funded by the Government. This donation will enable us to continue to provide specialist nursing care to children and young people with life-limiting illnesses”.