Brainwave charity benefits from Essar Stanlow safety milestone

25th August, 2015

A significant safety milestone at the Essar Oil UK Stanlow refinery has resulted in a £3,000 donation to the Brainwave Charity’s North West Centre, based in Warrington.  Stanlow recently achieved five million hours without a Lost Time Injury and through its ‘Let’s Give’ programme, which links charitable giving to safety, made the contribution to Brainwave.

Brainwave work with children with a wide range of conditions and developmental needs, including cerebral palsy, genetic conditions, Down’s syndrome, autism and developmental delay.  The Charity now impacts the lives of over 600 children, with its growth and regional outreach driven by a commitment to bring measurable improvements to the lives of children with physical, sensory, learning, cognitive and behavioural difficulties.

Stanlow Operations Maintenance Coordinator, Matthew James, explained why he nominated the charity:  “After becoming frustrated and disappointed in the help available, having to constantly push and chase for services for our son, Dylan, who has a severe global development delay, we stumbled upon Brainwave who were a breath of fresh air.

“From Dylan’s initial two day assessment when we were reassured he had so much potential, staff have been simply amazing, down to earth, friendly and encouraging. Dylan connected immediately with everyone, responded well to the assessment and worked hard through a specifically built programme without even knowing it.

“We have been with Brainwave for three years now and Dylan has gone from strength to strength, continuing to develop across all areas. They have also helped our family to help Dylan, giving us the tools and strategies we need in managing all aspects of his development.   We cannot thank Brainwave enough and hope this donation will help their continuing work to support the lives of children and their families with special needs.”

Joanne Freeman, Community Fundraising Manager at the Charity, said:  “Brainwave is delighted to receive these funds from Essar for our North West Centre.  It will help children, like Dylan, reach their potential and empower families to support their child. A huge thanks to all the team.”