Hitchin valve manufacturers donate more than £31,000 to good causes
PUBLISHED: 13:55 01 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:48 04 September 2018
© 2018 James J. Harris
Valve manufacturers in Hitchin have donated more than £31,000 to charitable causes close to the hearts of their staff.
Crane Building Services & Utilities, in Wilbury Way, gave cheques to the Fire Fighters Charity, Letchworth-based mental health charity Growing People, Jackie’s Drop-In Centre in Letchworth for adults with disabilities, and Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger.
Money also went to Welwyn Garden City’s Isabel Hospice, Mencap Bishop’s Stortford Grove Cottage, the 11th Hitchin (Holy Saviour) Guides and the 1st Arlesey and 8th Letchworth Scouts.
A total of £31,350 was donated, with the money coming from the Crane Fund for Widows & Children.
Crane BS&U president Richard Tuck said: “It has been a privilege to spend time with some of the volunteers and representatives of these charities to hear first-hand of the important work that they do in our local community.
“They really do make a difference, often in the most difficult of circumstances. It has been a humbling experience to be able to support them in this small way.”