Scrap Metal Donations From Maritime Museum Go To Two Local Charities

Scrap Metal Donations From Maritime Museum Go To Two Local Charities
Scrap Metal Donations From Maritime Museum Go To Two Local Charities

The Yorkshire-based contractor transforming the Hull Maritime Museum has donated more than £5,500 to two local charities.

Hull4Heroes and Mind Hull and East Yorkshire have received proceeds from Simpson (York) Limited’s metal waste.

Through the and resale of scrap metal from Hull Maritime Museum, £3,000 was donated to Hull4Heroes. While £2,500 to Mind Hull and East Yorkshire.

Through the reclamation of existing fixtures and fittings that weren’t part of the restoration, monies were raised for local charities and communities.

Leader of , Councillor Mike Ross, said:

“Converting scrap metal waste from the Maritime Museum into money for local charities and businesses is a great initiative by our heritage contractor, Simpson (York) Limited.”

 “The scheme benefits local communities, giving something back to those who do incredible work, offering vital support to those who need it.”

Kevin Batty, Contracts Manager at Simpson (York) Limited, said:

“We are delighted to be able

Paul Matson from Hull4Heroes said:

“Simpson (York) Limited gifted our charity £3,000, this will make a huge difference to veterans in the local area. The funds we received were a great surprise and a very welcome relief. Without the generosity of local people and local companies we would struggle to survive, thank you so much to all at Simpson’s.”

“To support the local community where we are currently working in Hull. Both these charities provide fantastic support to individuals within the Hull and East Riding area and need support from others to continue their amazing work.”

Dan Warren, Director of Development at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said:

“We were delighted to receive the generous donation from Simpson. As a local charity, we are amazed by the generosity of our supporters, who provide us funds to help work with local people when they need it the most.”

“We have seen a substantial increase in the number of people accessing our services and as such, we continue to seek supporters to help us match that need.”

“For Simpson (York) Limited to pick us to donate to, shows their commitment to making a difference to the wellbeing of people in Hull and East Yorkshire.”

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is funding the refurbishment of the Hull Maritime Museum.

 In addition, two of Hull’s much-loved ships – Spurn Lightship and Arctic Corsair – will be restored, as well as a new visitor attraction and a new home for the fishing trawler at North End Shipyard.

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