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A DUNFERMLINE girl is set to benefit from cash raised by safe workers at ExxonMobil’s Fife Ethylene Plant.
A total of £15,000 was amassed through a scheme which saw tokens presented to staff who demonstrated positive safety behaviour and interactions during the plant’s recent £140m upgrade.
Fife Gingerbread, Sullivan’s Heroes and Hearts and Minds will each receive a share of the cash after they were nominated by staff at the plant – as well as contractors from Kaefer, Bilfinger and Doosan Babcock.
Sullivan’s Heroes, who help build brighter futures for disabled children, will put their £5,000 towards buying a special communication device for 13-year-old Keira Turner, from Dunfermline, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
Fife Gingerbread will use the money for their work supporting lone parents and families in need of help and championing for change on their behalf.
Hearts and Minds’ cash will help with their therapeutic clowning to bring joy to children in hospitals, hospices and special educational needs schools as well as people with dementia.
Rebecca Simpson, CEO of Hearts and Minds, said the charity was overwhelmed by the support.
“The money will make such a difference to our small charity,” she said. “It will be used to deliver therapeutic clowning to children and young people in hospitals, hospices and SEN schools.
“This support will help us spread joy, smiles and laughter at times when it is needed the most, and Hearts and Minds is extremely grateful.”
Linsey Proctor, from Fife Gingerbread, added: “We are delighted to receive this kind donation from the initiative from ExxonMobil. This will help us to continue supporting families across Fife to have brighter tomorrows.”
Project manager Maarten ten Doesschate, who oversaw the planned upgrade, said the work had been carried out to a very high safety standard.
“We had no lost time work injuries and it was great to see such commitment to safety from everyone, which was reflected in the amount raised for charity,” he added.
Martin Burrell, the plant manager at the Mossmorran site, added: “The Safety Incentive Scheme was introduced to encourage the best safety behaviours.
“We have a long tradition of supporting good causes in our local community and we are delighted that it will help these three very worthy charities.”