Essar has made a donation of £3,000 to The Alzheimer’s Society after a significant safety milestone was reached at its Stanlow refinery.
The award recognises the achievement of reaching one million hours without a recordable injury at the Ellesmere Port site.
The funds were raised through Essar’s ‘Let’s Give’ scheme, which links the company’s commitment to safety directly with charitable giving. Essar employees and business partners nominate a chosen charity as safety milestones are met.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s is a care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them. The charity runs quality care services, funds research and provides advice for improved health and social care. The charity also promotes greater public understanding and awareness of dementia for the 850,000 people living with the condition in the UK today.
David Ellis, employed by Essar business partner, Sarens UK Ltd, said: “I would like to thank Essar for their generous donation. I know first-hand how challenging living with dementia can be as my mother lived with vascular dementia before passing away a few years ago. It was a difficult time for all of us and the disease has so many unanswered questions still.
“The money will go to a very worthy charity to help research and support those in need of help. I am very proud to be part of a safety team initiative that can provide financial support to such a worthwhile cause.”
Linzi Stewart, community fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society in Cheshire, said: “People affected by dementia and their families need us now more than ever. During the pandemic there has been an unprecedented demand for our services with our DementiaConnect support line, receiving over three million calls since March 2020 alone and that number is growing.”