An impressive sum of £24,600 was divided between 24 charities from South Cumbria after Maritime – Submarines employees donated through the business’ Give As You Earn (GAYE) salary contribution scheme.
The 2013 contributions were topped up by the company and half of the recipients received four figure sums towards a range of projects – from vital equipment for the local hospital, to an extension for the local hospice, to a number of local child support charities.
BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines Engineering Director, Stuart Godden, said: “We are a large organisation and the town of Barrow, and the local community, are inextricably linked.
“I am hugely proud to stand here on behalf of the company and our employees to hand over the results of their endeavours and contributions to charity.”
The biggest donation, £4,000, was presented to Hospital Equipment for Furness (HEFF).
Other recipients were: St. Mary’s Hospice; Legacy Cumbria Friendship Group; the Birchall Trust; South Copeland Disability Group; Dalton Community Association; Furness Carers; Abbeyfield; Tuesday Handicap Club; Casualties Union; Furness Retired Boilermakers’ Association; Multiple Sclerosis Society; Barrow and District Dial-a-Ride; Emmanuel Christian Centre; Ulverston Inshore Rescue; Samaritans; Millom Recreation Centre; Ulverston and District Disabled Club; Barrow and District Disabled Association; Girl Guiding South Cumbria; Huntington’s Disease; SAFA (self-harm awareness for the Furness area); Kidsafe; and Riding for the Disabled.