Double donation award for golden charities

Murco - 2011-05-12

Ten charities have struck gold thanks to safety conscious employees at the Murco Milford Haven Refinery.

The refinery had been due to present the charities with donations of £3,900 through its Pot of Gold safety incentive scheme, an initiative which rewards charities when departments achieve an accident-free year.

In the last 12 months not only did all 10 departments score 100% for safety but the refinery also notched up 1.5 million manhours without an accident.

Murco thought this record deserved recognition so it doubled this year’s Pot of Gold donations to £15,600. The charities only discovered this on the day of the presentation.

Mrs Maureen Ward, of Cardiac Risk in the Young, said it was a wonderful surprise. “We are absolutely thrilled, the donation is an important one to the charity and we are very grateful to Murco,’’ she said.

The refinery’s safety co-ordinator, Luciano Tamilia, who organised the presentation, said all the charities had been nominated by the departments.

Pot of Gold was established in 2008 following requests from the ‘shop floor’ employees to reward charities.

“It gives recognition to departments who achieve six months without a recordable injury, whether that be a loss time accident, medical treatment, restricted work, anything more significant than basic first aid,’’ Luciano explained.

The £15,600 award brings to £22,800 the total donated to charity since the scheme started.

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Among the Pot of Gold recipients was the Milford Haven Refinery’s very own Isle of Man Viking Challenge team. Team members David Moore, Alan Skilton and Neil Williams are pictured.