TEESSIDE CHARITY GETS A WELCOME BOOST

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A donation from the team at the CATS terminal on Teesside has given a unique local charity a welcome boost.

A donation of over £3,000 was made to Darlington’s Café JJ, which is staffed by a team of young adults with learning disabilities.

The money was raised through the introduction of an HSSE safety incentive scheme that was put in place during the CATS terminal’s first full system turnaround in 8 years, which was completed safely, ahead of schedule and ahead of budget.

Under the incentive scheme, which was set up between Wood Group and one of the main sub contractors, a total of £30 per day could be banked for every day of the turnaround that there was no harm to people or the environment.  The subsequent HSSE performance of all involved was excellent and the terminal’s social responsibility committee selected Café JJ, which had been nominated by one of the employees at CATS, as the worthy recipient of the funds raised.

David Pinder, Wood Group’s engineering manager, said:  “We were keen to support a local charity and Café JJ fits the bill. It provides an excellent service to the community and does a fantastic job in giving young adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to experience working in the catering industry.”

Val Hutchinson from Café JJ said:  “This is the biggest donation we’ve received and it will make a big difference.  The money will be used to cover expenses such as rent and running costs, allowing us to keep our prices down, which ultimately benefits the wider community.”