TMAT Donates Cash to Sheffield Children’s Hospice

TMAT will be spreading goodwill via email this year after donating its festive greetings card budget to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which offers care and support to children with shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and its hospice in North Anston, Sheffield.

The Christmas donations comes on the back of one of our employees, Shane Nettle having his head shaved and legs waxed before cycling 17 miles to the hospice to deliver proceeds of his bold fundraising efforts.

In addition, we are also holding a non-uniform day on Wednesday 23rd December, when all staff will be donning festive wear in return for a charity donation.  In the new year we will also be organising a ‘Bag it up week’.  Staff will be encouraged to fill bags with unwanted items.  The items will then be sold in Bluebell Wood’s charity shops.

 

Thrill Seeking TMAT Recruit Takes Fundraising to New Heights

Siân Hinds originally from Buckley in North Wales, recently joined TMAT as a Key Account Manager.  Siân’s talents spread far beyond engineering, she recently took to the skies above Sheffield and completed her first ever skydive in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Along with five fearless team mates, Siân completed the hair-raising challenge to help raise funds for the hospital as a thank you to the doctors and nurses who saved a friends’ daughter.  At only five weeks old, Amelia Beck had a cardiac arrest due to an undetected heart condition.   Thankfully, Amelia is now a very healthy and lively three and half year old.

Siân Hinds pictured with Amelia & Kieran Beck

Siân Hinds pictured with Amelia & Kieran Beck

In her role at TMAT, Siân will focus on becoming a consistent link between customers and TMAT.   Her client portfolio includes international machinery manufacturers such as JCB, Kubota, NACCO, Fritzmeier and Jungheinrich.

Jason Lippitt, TMAT Managing Director, said: “Siân certainly has very high ambitions!  We are delighted to have such a determined young engineer in the business. It’s always great to welcome new faces in the business, especially those with a real enthusiasm for taking TMAT to the next level.”

Commenting on her appointment, Siân Hinds added:

“I’m looking forward to more office based challenges from now anyway!  I’m keen to get involved and learn about new products.  I’m particularly excited at the prospect of being part of the Blachford Acoustics Group.”

TMAT employee to raise £1,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

TMAT employee hopes to raise £1,000 for Sheffield children’s hospice with shaving stunt and cycle ride.

Shane Nettle – Stores Controller at Chesterfield-based global engineering firm TMAT – hopes to raise £1,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by shaving his head and having his legs waxed before cycling 20 miles to deliver the money to the hospice in North Anston, Sheffield.

Shane will be having his head shaved and legs waxed at TMAT on Friday 17th July and then, once he has collected all the donations, will be cycling to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice on the afternoon of Friday 31st July.

TMAT has said that it will match any donations Shane raises.

Shane was inspired to try to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice when TMAT asked its staff to make donations during Easter 2015, to help provide art materials for the children.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at their hospice in North Anston. The charity relies on donations to provide this service, receiving less than 10% statutory funding.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice recently opened a new charity shop in Chesterfield, to help raise vital funds for the service.

Shane said: “It may seem like a bit of a wacky thing to do, but I just wanted to do my bit to help support Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in the extraordinary work it does for the children there.”

“I’m hoping this appeal will inspire as many people as possible to come forward to support me and, ultimately, the hospice itself.”

Shane Nettle - Stores Controller

Shane Nettle – Stores Controller swaps forklift for bicycle

If you would like to donate please go to the following website: http://www.justgiving.com/Shane-Nettle

If you want to find more out about Bluebell Wood please follow the link to their website: http://www.bluebellwood.org/

Managing Director, Jason Lippitt, recently raised more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support when he took place in the gruelling Ironman triathlon in Staffordshire.

TMAT helping to inspire the next generation

TMAT is deeply passionate about encouraging young people to consider a career in engineering and manufacturing.

So, we’re delighted that we will have two school-age work experience students joining us this week (29th June 2015) to find out what it’s like to work in an industry and environment like ours.

One of them will work on our busy shopfloor helping create world-leading acoustic solutions that will be used in industrial and agricultural vehicles across the globe. The other will spend two weeks finding out what it’s like to be part of the busy Finance Department of global engineering firm with big ambitions.

We’re confident that both will find their respective experiences incredibly valuable, as they plan for adult and working life – and we very much hope that their time with us will inspire them to consider a career in the exciting world of manufacturing and engineering!

TMAT employees donate to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

This Easter employees at TMAT are being asked to make donations to help provide art materials for children at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield.

The team are hoping to raise £250, which will be used to buy paper, glitter, paint and other art materials to help brighten the lives of children using the services at the hospice.

Jason Lippitt, MD at TMAT, says “The work that Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice do is extraordinary and a vital service for many families, so we wanted to help support them in continuing their great work.

Hopefully these art materials will go some way to help the team in supporting children and their families.”

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at their hospice in North Anston. The charity relies on donations to provide this service, receiving less than 10% statutory funding.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice recently opened a new charity shop in Chesterfield, to help raise vital funds for the service.