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!