Güralp employees raise £470 for SeeAbility, a charity that supports people with sight loss and multiple disabilities.
Güralp employees, (left to right) Wayne Noon, Sue Hearne, Garry Gromowski-Cook and Debra Barber, were delighted to present a local residential home run by charity SeeAbility, with a cheque for £470.00. The money was raised over the Christmas period through an alternative Christmas card programme, where employees donated funds instead of buying cards for their colleagues. This initiative raised an impressive £324 which was then topped up with £145 by the company.
Fir Tree Lodge, based just a mile from Güralp’s headquarters in Aldermaston, is one of a number of residential homes throughout the South of England run by SeeAbility. The home provides support for adults with a range of disabilities and complex needs, specialising in supporting and assisting people with sight loss.
The cheque was presented following a short tour of the amazing facilities at the home, which provides specialist accommodation and support for ten residents. Receiving the cheque is Fir Tree Lodge resident Paul, surrounded by a number of his housemates.
The funds raised have been used to purchase equipment such as a specialist bowling set, giant table top games including scented bingo and an ultraviolet light and neon paints for discos. To find out more about the work of SeeAbility, you can visit their website www.seeability.org.
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- Photograph of cheque presentation to Fir Tree Lodge residents
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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.
In their first year of taking part, Güralp employees have succeeded in raising more than £1000 in aid of Children in Need, a UK based charity that aims to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK.
Fundraising activities included a range of fun and amusing antics so that everyone could get involved. Fancy dress was the order of the day, in return for donations to the
cause. To boost the pot, some mad volunteers agreed to be locked in the stocks to face a barrage of water soaked sponges in return for sponsorship, it may come as no surprise that Neil Watkiss took the prize for the longest time in the stocks. Other activities included cake baking, face painting and a dry cracker eating competition.
Preparations and ideas for 2016 are already under way. Well done team Güralp!
The picture shows Neil Watkiss in the water stocks (top) and some of our production team showing off their fancy dress.