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Essar employees support local mental health charity

Aug 21st, 2018

Essar employees support local mental health charity

Stanlow, August 21st, 2018: Employees at Essar’s Stanlow refinery recently celebrated their annual charity day with a donation to mental health charity Chapter. The company donated £7,500 to the Ellesmere Port based organisation, which was also supported by employees fundraising an additional £1,300 through collections, a sum that will be matched by Essar and brings the total contribution to over £10,000.

Representatives of Chapter attended the celebration at Stanlow, to raise awareness amongst employees and to formally receive the donation.

Chapter supports local people with severe mental illness to feel more confident, make friends, and access employment opportunities. Severe mental illness significantly heightens the risk of someone living in poverty, becoming victim of a crime, experiencing poor physical health, and committing suicide. Through one-to-ones, group activities, training, and voluntary work placements, the charity empowers people with the skills and confidence to no longer feel limited by their mental ill-health.

Clare Ashworth, Chief Officer of Chapter said:  “We are delighted with the fantastic support the employees of Essar have shown Chapter.  It is wonderful that they are championing the cause of mental illness; something that may affect many of their colleagues, friends or family.  The monies donated will help us reach even more local people and provide life changing support services.”

Mr. S Thangapandian, Chief Executive Officer, Essar Oil UK, commented:  “Chapter do some great work in our local community, and it was a pleasure to welcome them as our special guests at Stanlow. I am delighted that our donation and fundraising will be supporting such a worthy local cause.”

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About Essar Oil UK

Essar Oil (UK) Limited is a subsidiary of Essar Energy Limited, which owns and operates the Stanlow Refinery located on the south side of the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool.  Stanlow produces 16% of UK road transport fuels, including 3 billion litres of petrol, 4.4 billion litres of diesel and 2.1 billion litres of jet fuel per year.

Media contact: 

Ian Cotton, Head of Communications, on 0151 350 4583 or 07805 854169