January 2012: Double Cheque Handover!

SWWIC Double Cheque Handover Funds Raised for the Hasler Company & Children’s Hospice South West

Hasler_DR120015001South West Women in Construction (SWWIC) continue to grow from strength to strength. The small but successful group of women who work in all disciplines within the construction industry throughout the whole of the South West Region, have exceeding the organisation’s previous records in raising funds, this time £3,600.


Each year SWWIC concentrates on organising a variety of social fundraising events to raise money for charitable causes. Chair of SWWIC Lucy George-Foster said, “It is marvellous 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 and the Children’s Hospice South West’s Precious Lives Appeal.”


One of the two recipiants is 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 located within the Royal Naval Base, HMS Drake.

Thanks to the kind hospitality of Commodore Steven Dearden, Naval Base Commander Devonport and Simon Cowls, General Manager of Interserve Defence Ltd., members and guests of SWWIC were taken on a specially organised tour of a submarine anchored in the Dockyard, before enjoying High Tea in the most spectacular setting of HMS Drake.


SWWIC presented two individual cheques to the sum of £1,800 to each of their adopted charities, the Hasler Company and to representative Bernadette Thoreau, Corporate Partnership’s Fundraiser (West), Children’s Hospice South West.


Commodore Dearden has also agreed to SWWIC’s “2012 Ladies With Influence Lunch” taking place in HMS Drake on Friday 21st September when all profits will go to the Hasler Company. The event has already been sponsored by Interserve Construction and Defence Ltd.

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