Oil and Gas academy raises thousands for medical research

A Scottish oil and gas training center raised nearly £20’000 for a cancer charity.

The money was donated to Friends of Anchor, an organization supporting the Aberdeen and North Centre for Hematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Through different fundraising events, the staff succeeded in raising £19’670. One of the ingenious schemes planned for a £10 donation at every course enrollment. The charity has special meaning to the staff as their Director, Mr. Redgrave, had previously been diagnosed with cancer.

Mr. Redgrave, who is still being treated, said: “What Anchor provides is phenomenal, not just the treatment, but there’s always someone there to talk to. “I feel, through Aberdeen Drilling School, we were in a position to help when others are not, so we should”, he went on saying.

Rhona Miller, Friends of Anchor’s PR and fundraising executive said: “We are overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the team at Aberdeen Drilling School.

In the UK, about 55% of people are reported to have made monthly donations to a charity of their choice in 2013. The Oil and Gas industry is also a big donor. Its business leaders often take on individual projects or make personal donations to environmental causes or medical research. For instance, a few years ago Tarek Obaid, CEO of London-based Oil and Gas company PetroSaudi had made a $10 million donation to Mayo Clinic, an American medical center active in care as well as research.

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