London, UK,
10
February
2016
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01:01
Europe/London

Amec Foster Wheeler continues support for Starlight Children’s Foundation

Summary
  • Supported since 2012
  • Raised more than AU$180,000 to date

Amec Foster Wheeler today announces its continued support for Australia’s Starlight Children’s Foundation and reveals it has raised more than AU$180,000 for the charity over the past four years.

Starlight aims to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families and has a presence in every major children’s hospital across Australia.

Since Amec Foster Wheeler nominated Starlight as its national charity in 2012, it has held an annual three-week fund raising campaign, with events such as bake sales, quiz nights and family days, in its Perth and Brisbane offices.

In addition to funds raised directly from personnel donations, the Company also contributes annually to the campaign. Funds raised go to supporting Starlight Programmes in Western Australia and Queensland.

 

 

We see many benefits in our support of Starlight, not only directly to the charity itself, but to our culture as an organisation.

In this current market, where everyone is under increased pressure to deliver more for less, campaigns like this give our people a chance to enjoy some fun engagement activities and give back to their community without comprising their productivity.

Charities like Starlight are under increasing pressure for funding and it’s important that organisations with the capacity to do so, continue their support.
Malcolm Brown, President for Australia, Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster Wheeler recently presented Starlight with a cheque for AU$ 49,430, raised during the 2015 campaign.

2016 will mark the fifth year that Amec Foster Wheeler has partnered with the Starlight Children’s Foundation. This year’s campaign will commence on Starlight Day, 6 May.

 

Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

 

With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 55 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

 

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

 

Starlight Children’s Foundation (www.starlight.org.au) brightens the lives of seriously ill children and their families by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter. Since its establishment in 1988, Starlight has expanded to become the broadest reaching children’s charity in Australia.

 

There is now a Starlight Express Room in every children’s hospital in the country and more than 100 Captain Starlights nationwide. This year the Starlight Express Room program is expanding with construction of several new Starlight Express Rooms and refurbishment of existing rooms. Supporting sick kids regardless of illness, injury or age,

 

Starlight’s hospital programs are uniquely Australian and exist nowhere else in the world. Last year, Starlight granted 518 life-changing wishes and supported more than 185, 000 sick kids and their families. 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

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Amec Foster Wheeler does not undertake to update any of the forward-looking statements after this date to conform such statements to actual results, to reflect the occurrence of anticipated results or otherwise.