A group of armed forces personnel in Plymouth with long-term illnesses and injuries has been presented with funds by professional women.
Hasler Company has been presented with £1,800 by South West Women In Construction (SWWIC), who all work in disciplines in the building industry, at a ceremony in HM Naval Base, Devonport.
Major Steve Melbourne, (Officer Commanding Hasler Company) said: “South West Women in Construction have been avid supporters of Hasler Company and the dedication and hard work of their members in raising these funds is fantastic. The support this donation brings to those assigned to Hasler Company cannot be emphasised enough. On behalf of all those assigned to Hasler Coy I send their thanks for the continued support of South West Women in Construction.”
Each year SWWIC concentrates on organising a variety of social fundraising events to raise money for charitable causes. Chairman of SWWIC Lucy George-Foster said: “It is marvelous to have the continued hard work and support of our members. I think everyone enjoyed taking part in fundraising and looked as if they were having great fun. Our thanks also go to the many businesses within the business and construction industry throughout the South West Region, who have shown us tremendous support in helping us raise money for the Hasler Company.”
Hasler Company is part of the Royal Naval Recovery Pathway and supports service people who have complex long term injures and illnesses as well as there families. Hasler Company is based in Devonport Naval Base.
Members and guests of SWWIC were taken on a tour of a submarine alongside in the dockyard, before enjoying tea in the officers’ mess and making the presentation.
Commodore Steven Dearden, Naval Base Commander Devonport, has also agreed to SWWIC’s “2012 Ladies With Influence Lunch” taking place in HMS Drake in September when all profits will go to Hasler Company. The event has already been sponsored by Simon Cowls, General Manager of Interserve Defence Ltd., a contractor in Devonport Naval Base.