In 2017, Güralp employees were proud to present funds they had raised to Fir Tree Lodge, one of two nearby residential homes, run by Charity SeeAbility that provides support for people living with multiple disabilities and sight loss. Following the presentation, our staff were so moved and inspired by the residents of Fir Tree House that it was agreed that fundraising efforts in the lead up to Christmas 2017 should again be for SeeAbility.
We are pleased to say that our generous employees exceeded their earlier record and raised an impressive £505, a figure that was further boosted by the company, to bring the total to £750.
Earlier this year, a small group of Güralp staff visited Heather House, the second of the local residential homes run by SeeAbility, to meet the residents and staff and to present the cheque. Heather House specialises in providing support for young adults with Batten disease.
Batten disease is a group of related disorders affecting cells in the brain that causes a progressing loss of physical and mental abilities. Usually beginning in childhood, the disease stops the child from progressing in their development and they gradually lose the ability to walk, talk, sit and respond to surroundings. This deterioration occurs over many years and often leads to blindness and seizures.*
The individuals cared for at Heather House are provided with all round support and the opportunity to participate in activities such as cookery, arts and crafts, music sessions and physiotherapy.
The funds raised by Güralp will be put towards payment for one of ten new full-travel ceiling-mounted hoists that allow residents to get in and out of their beds and wheelchairs more easily.
The cheque was presented following a short tour of the amazing facilities at the home. Receiving the cheque at Heather House are Tisha Rolfe and Ivy Button.
For more information about SeeAbility, visit www.seeability.org.
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- Photograph of cheque presentation to SeeAbility (L to R) Tisha Rolfe, Wayne Noon, Tracey Miller, Sue Hearne, Celia Kiff, Debra Barber, Ivy Button and Will Reis
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Güralp (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.
Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.
Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.
Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.
Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.