Wimborne, UK – Caterpillar Marine Power UK Ltd (CMPUK) has donated more than £6600.00 to the East Dorset and New Forest branch of Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) following a year of fundraising activities within the business. The Motor Neurone Disease Association was established in 1979 by a group of volunteers and is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Employees of CMPUK, based on the Uddens and Ferndown Industrial Estate, specifically selected this charity to increase engagement and creativeness to help raise valuable funds. Over the last 12 months, CMPUK’s charity committee has raised funds through participation in marathons, the Bournemouth 5K inflatable run, the annual Bournemouth Airport Plane Pull, and other dedicated events.
“We are honoured to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association by organising our own activities and joining in MND organised events,” commented Jude Castell, Caterpillar customer services representative and charity committee chair. “We spent time getting to know the organisation and were introduced to local resident Hayley Bryson and her husband Calvin. Hayley has recently been diagnosed with MND, and the money we are raising will help make a difference to her and others within our local community.”
MND East Dorset and New Forest will continue to be celebrated as the chosen charity for Caterpillar Marine Power UK Ltd. with events and raffles in the future, and CMPUK will continue to match the funds raised by the employees.
About Caterpillar Marine:
Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat® and MaK marine diesel, dual fuel and gas power and propulsion systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organization provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,800 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 16,100 kWe in marine generator sets as well as a comprehensive portfolio of propulsion solutions. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are.
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