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Subsea 7 Provides New Offices for JDRF Scotland Team

26 August 2010

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is delighted to announce that Subsea 7, one of the world’s leading subsea engineering and construction companies, has recently given JDRF’s expanding Scotland fundraising team a new home within one of its Aberdeen worksites.

A private office, storage and meeting area within Subsea 7’s worksite in Tullos, Aberdeen is now the main location for the JDRF’s fundraising activity in Scotland, housing a team of three fundraising staff.

The utilisation of the Subsea 7 worksite will generate significant office rental and utility bill savings for JDRF, meaning that a greater proportion of money raised will go towards supporting research into type 1 diabetes.

Adele Claase, Interim Development Manager commented:

“We feel honoured to have been invited to move into Subsea 7’s offices in Aberdeen and thank them for their kind gesture which will help us generate some considerable savings for the charity as well as provide a well equipped and professional office and meeting space for our team and our visitors.”

Steph McNeill, Subsea 7’s UK Vice President, added:

“The tremendous work carried out by JDRF is very important to our society and Subsea 7 is pleased to be able to help with this by welcoming the JDRF Scotland team to our Tullos worksite.”

The JDRF Scotland team recently grew to three people following the appointment of Ashley Adamson and Julia Smith to the fundraising team. Adele Claase is currently working as the Interim Development Manager, on secondment from the JDRF Head Quarters in London.

Adele adds:

“We are excited that JDRF in Scotland is growing and welcome people with a connection to type 1 diabetes to get in touch with us and see how they can get involved with JDRF!”

The team is currently busy organising some high profile Scottish fundraising events including the popular annual ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’ which takes place next month at Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation exists to find the cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications, and is the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research. It was founded by a small group of parents of children with type 1 diabetes who recognised that insulin injections are not the cure for this life threatening and lifelong condition.

Subsea 7 has several offices and worksites around Scotland, including in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Wick. The Tullos worksite, where the JDRF Scotland team is now based, is home to around 115 employees. Subsea 7’s main UK office is in the Arnhall Business Park, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, which accommodates over 1000 people.