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Lee Warren raises £10,798 for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Charitable Fund.

The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is at the forefront of cancer care, delivering the most up-to-date treatments.

The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Charitable Fund  supports the excellent work carried out by the centre.  Through fundraising and donations, they provide equipment and services including buying specialist medical equipment, refurbishing patient and visitor areas and providing support to patients and their loved ones.

The team at Lee Warren recognised the significant role Mount Vernon Cancer Centre has in making a positive difference to the lives of many people facing the challenges of cancer, and chose the charity to raise funds with a raffle at the 2016 Christmas Party.

 

 

 

"Thank you very much for kindly organising a Christmas Raffle which raised the fantastic amount of £10,798.

The money has been placed into our Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Fund where it will be used to fund various aspects of our work here in the Cancer Centre.

Thank you for thinking of us, it is greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,  "

Bob Niven  | Chair

Charitable Trustees Committee

Lee Warren supports team constructing access bridge in Tubungo, Rwanda.

Lee Warren is proud to have been one of a number of businesses who contributed funding to support the construction of an access bridge serving 10,000 Rwandans, enabling their safe crossing of the Mukungwa River, even during the flood season.

Last year alone, five people were killed and more than twenty injured whilst attempting to cross. Bridging the river will give the local communities the ability to access healthcare, education and markets throughout the year.

The project is spearheaded by Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), an organization which provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. Joining B2P was a collaborative team from Balfour Beatty and Flint and Neil who committed to construct the 48m suspension bridge.

Five members of the local team were also part of the building project, which was completed on the 6th June 2016.

For more information: https://tubungo.com

 

 

 

Lee Warren raises £5,000 for Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity.

Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity brightens up the lives of seriously ill children in the UK aged three to 18 years old by granting wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising outings and large scale events for seriously ill children.

The team at Lee Warren recognised the significant role Rays of Sunshine has in making a positive difference to the lives of many young people facing tough times, and chose the charity to raise funds with a raffle at the 2015 Christmas Party.

The fundraising effort produced a record £5,000 sum, which we are pleased to hear will be used to help two seriously ill children realise their dream of seeing Disneyland Paris with their families.

 

 

 

"To all at Lee Warren,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your very generous donation of £5,000 to Rays of Sunshine.

As you know, with your continued support, Rays of Sunshine are able to help create lasting memories, not only for children with serious and life threatening illnesses, but also their families, by granting their wishes. Whether this wish is to meet a celebrity, become a fireman for the day or to go to Disneyland, we will make it come true.

With the money you have raised we can take two seriously ill children and their families to go on a fantastic three night holidays to Disneyland Paris, with all expenses paid. Every aspect of the trip is arranged and paid for by the charity, including any special assistance that they might require.

We are so grateful to have your support. Thanks again.

With best wishes, "

Sarah Squires  | Events and Community Fundraiser

Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity

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Department for Transport:
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport

 

Crossrail Jobs Brokerage scheme: www.crossrail.co.uk

Lee Warren welcomes Lord Ahmad to meet apprentices helping construct Crossrail Stations.

Lord Ahmad, Transport Minister met young apprentices working on the Crossrail project today (Friday 17 July 2015) to see how the government’s investment in the rail network is creating jobs and business opportunities across the UK’s supply chain.

The minister visited Lee Warren Fabrication and Design Ltd and saw the extent of Lee Warren’s involvement in the design, manufacture and installation of platform edge screens at the Bond Street station.

Lord Ahmad and Martin Buck, Crossrail’s Transition and Strategy Director, toured the workshop floor with Lee Warren Managing Director Warren Few and viewed a full size mock-up of the Bond Street platform edge screen structure, and spoke with a number of the team including some current and former apprentices. Lee Warren’s contract with Crossrail has supported over 50 jobs and seven apprenticeships for local workers and young people.

SMEs like Lee Warren  make up over half of the supply chain for Crossrail, Europe’s largest engineering project, supporting the equivalent of 55,000 full time jobs across the country.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said:

“The success of Lee Warren’s team is a great example of how our investment in Crossrail is generating new opportunities, boosting business and supporting young people. Across the country, Crossrail has already created 460 apprenticeships, forging careers and building a lasting skills legacy for the next generation of projects. It is important to invest in training now so that we are able to meet the exciting challenges of the future.”

Crossrail will transform rail travel across London and beyond when full services begin in 2019. It will increase the capacity of the capital’s transport network, supporting economic growth, with 200 million passengers expected to use the service every year.

Lee Warren fully supports the appointment of local apprentices and has a rolling programme to ensure any future skills gaps can be filled with a competent, well trained and highly skilled resource via the Crossrail Jobs Brokerage scheme.

Warren Few said:

“We were very pleased to welcome Lord Ahmad and Martin Buck noting especially the interest they showed in our team of apprentices. This not only reinforces Lee Warren’s investment in the apprentice programme, but also provides welcome recognition and a confidence boost for our apprentices acknowledging their input to the success of the Crossrail programme at this early stage of their careers.”

Lee Warren welcomes new apprentices

Lee Warren are pleased to welcome two additional fabrication apprentices to our factory in Hayes, West London, as they begin their four year apprenticeships starting from July 2014.

Lee Warren fully supports the appointment of local apprentices and has a rolling programme to ensure any future skills gaps can be filled with a competent, well trained and highly skilled resource.

Mathuchanth Mathivanan and Ryan Levin were identified via the Crossrail Jobs Brokerage scheme with the assistance of the CostainSkanska project team delivering the Crossrail London Paddington station works.  Both Mathuchanth and Ryan are a welcome addition to the four existing apprentices at Lee Warren who were similarly sourced via the London 2012  programme, and also via the Heathrow Construction Skills academy in support of Heathrow Airport  Limited at London Heathrow Airport.

"Both lads showed great willingness to learn in both their interviews with Mathuchanth Mathivanan describing it as 'an unbelievable opportunity'. Lee Warren are fully committed to train the next generation of Fabricator/ Welders to further strengthen our large skilled sector. Both apprentices will attend East Berkshire College on a weekly day release basis learning the theory as well as the practical side to steel fabrication. I look forward to seeing their progress in the coming years."

Alex Pollock | Production Director | Lee Warren

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Skanska: www.skanska.co.uk    Costain : www.costain.com

 

Crossrail Jobs Brokerage scheme: www.crossrail.co.uk