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Oil and Gas Partnership Donates Over £70k to Charities

20 August 2009

Subsea 7 has announced that since the Partnership Charity Fund it operates alongside Venture Production plc was launched in 2005, over £70,000 has been donated to a range of worthy charities, with one of the most recent donations going to the new Eden Unit at Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen.

The £1500 donation to the Eden Unit - the first NHS facility of its kind in Scotland which provides inpatient treatment for patients with severe eating disorders, will be spent on fixtures and fittings to make the newly opened facility more homely for patients.

Eden Unit manager Pauline Milne said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the donation from Subsea 7 and Venture Production. Residents at the unit will benefit from some extra comforts from these funds which will make their environment more homely and less clinical during their stay with us at the Eden Unit.”

Another two charities, Yorkhill Family House and the National Autistic Society, also benefited from a share of £1200 from the Partnership Charity Fund recently when they were selected by members of the winning team at a partnership quiz event.

Bob Dunsmore, Partnership Director, Subsea 7, commented on the recent donations:

“Many of the donations we make via the partnership charity fund take place following fundraising activities undertaken by a mixture of Subsea 7 and Venture colleagues, such as a cycle challenge or a games night - with the colleagues choosing the charities to benefit. We find these activities are really positive for the health of our working relationship with Venture and it allows colleagues to raise money for charities close to their hearts.”

Other organisations the partnership has donated to this year include: North East Eating Disorders Support Scotland, CLAN, RNLI and CHAS, Macmillan Cancer Support, Aberdeen Charities Together, Cancer Research, Alzheimer's Society, Inspire, Harlaw Centre, Momentum, Elrick Primary School and Cardiac Risk in the Young – which all received donations of up to £3000.