Port of Lowestoft makes donations to two local charities

February 3, 2017

From left, ABP’s Robert Beare, Paul Brooks, Andrea Auburn (Beat), Jean Stroud (Fishermen’s Mission), Stuart Edmonds and Brian Read.

ABP’s Port of Lowestoft has donated their winnings from a corporate awards evening to two local charities.

The team at the port were awarded the ABP Chairman’s Award for Engineering at a ceremony in October last year. As part of their prize, the team were given £1000 to donate to the charity of their choice.

A team vote saw two charities picked - Beat and The Fishermen’s Mission; each receiving £500.

Beat is the UK’s leading charity on eating disorders whilst The Fishermen’s Mission reaches out to both active and retired fishermen.

ABP Lowestoft Port Manager Paul Brooks said: ABP Lowestoft Port Manager Paul Brooks said: “The port is committed to be a good neighbour with surrounding businesses and tenants, as well as working with the community to support local projects and charities.

“I am very proud that the Lowestoft team won this award for their work replacing the Hydraulic Drive Unit of the Bascule Bridge at the port, and that they were able to select these two important local charities that are close to their hearts to receive this donation.”

Beat Community Fundraising Officer, Andrea Auburn said: “A huge thank you to the Port of Lowestoft team whose hard work has resulted in this generous donation to Beat.

“This gift of £500 will help Beat to provide our helplines, online support and work with young people, to change the lives of people affected by eating disorders.”