Adcock donation gives a big lift to DS Smith open day
On Saturday 20th June one of our customers (DS Smith), who are based in Kemsley near Sittingbourne, Kent, held an open day for friends and families of their employees.
As part of the festivities they held a raffle to raise funds for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust and our Branch Manager, Andrew Hunter, at Adcock Chatham donated one of the main raffle prizes which was a 45 minute tour around Kent in a helicopter. The helicopter flight will be from Rochester airport where Andrew’s son works.
The event raised a whopping £10,748 which is a fantastic achievement.
The winner of the flight was Mark Whiskin and below are a few of the pictures taken on the day including Branch Manager Andrew Hunter presenting the prize and of the handover of the cheque from Craig Nicol, General Manager to the charity representative.
Established back in the 1940’s DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging throughout Europe and employs around 24,700 people.
Kemsley Paper Mill
Kemsley Mill was originally built by Edward Lloyd in 1924 to produce newsprint. At that time, its four paper machines were the largest in the world.
The mill has an annual production capacity of around 800,000 tonnes and is the second biggest recovered fibre-based paper operation in Europe. In 2008, DS Smith invested over £100m to purchase and rebuild PM6 to make lightweight corrugated case material (CCM). Kemsley Mill produces Light Medium, the first recycled lightweight paper manufactured in the UK.
The Kent Air Ambulance Trust, a registered charity, was established in 1989, to provide an air ambulance service for the people of Kent. 2005, saw the introduction of doctors on board, and in 2007, the Trust expanded its service and launched a second helicopter to cover the counties of Surrey and Sussex. The charity depends heavily on the much valued flow of donations that they received from people from all walks of life which ensure that this vital service continues to provide a life-saving service.
Adcock Chatham Branch Manager Andrew Hunter (left) donating the free helicopter flight.