We have supported another three employee projects as part of Selecta in the Community; Ulster Hospital, Tŷ Hafan and World Challenge Project Ghana.<<
Selecta in the Community has supported Cashier Administrator Angela Mcilwee’s initiative, Ulster Hospital by sponsoring a charity abseil.
Mark Crawford, Depot Storeman, took part in the abseil off the Europa Hotel in Belfast to raise money for Ward 9 of the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.
The staff in Ward 9 helped Angela’s daughter in the first stage of her illness, teaching her to walk again with the help of hospital equipment, as she had lost control of her limbs due to her condition.
Money raised from the abseil will go towards equipment for the ward to help those with similar conditions. The tools, walking aids and support needed for Angela’s daughter were borrowed from other wards, without which she would not have learnt to walk.
The abseil has raised £1,600 so far; the donation will go towards the equipment needed to help others unable to walk or support themselves, giving them the independence and confidence they need to learn to walk again.
We also supported Tŷ Hafan, a Welsh charity who offers support and care for terminally ill children and their families. Paula Locke, CCAT Administrator, discovered the charity on a fun day in South Wales; after seeing the good work that they do, Paula has supported the charity ever since.
It now costs millions of pounds each year to run these care services, and as a registered charity Tŷ Hafan relies almost entirely on donations. Selecta’s contribution will help towards the charity’s support and care services, which include managing physical symptoms and providing emotional, social, spiritual and practical support, ultimately helping to improve quality of life for the whole family.
World Challenge Project Ghana
We also sponsored Bill Cox, Regional Technical Manager for Midlands & Wales, £200 for his teenage daughter to take part in World Challenge Project Ghana. The World Challenge organisation arranges volunteer projects for school and college students to get involved with all over the world. The Ghana expedition takes place this summer and will involve a number of students going to Ghana, Africa to help build a school.
Selecta’s donation will go towards travel and accommodation for Bill’s daughter, as each student needs to raise £1,500 to cover the cost of the trip. The school building project is part of a wider scheme towards long term improvement of the area which will ultimately improve living conditions for the local residents.