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SHOREHAM PORT IN THE COMMUNITY

Shoreham Port has a well-established Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Group which meets once a month to discuss donation requests, projects in the community and other ways the Port can benefit its stakeholders. This summer has been particularly busy with a range of CSR activities taking place.

In June, Katie Orchin, the Port’s Marketing & Communications Manager spent her Stakeholder Leave day volunteering for The Friday Club on Shoreham Beach. The Friday Club meets once a week and helps to combat loneliness amongst the elderly community in Shoreham.

Katie commented “I had a wonderful day serving afternoon tea at the Friday Club’s Annual Strawberry Tea Party. It was a pleasure to meet their members and spend the afternoon listening to live music and enjoying a slice of cake. The Friday Club clearly means a great deal to its members and is such a welcoming environment for people to make friends.”

Judy Bradshaw from the Friday Club added “Katie was such a star! The feedback has been so warming and the general consensus is, please come back for the Christmas party Katie.”

The Friday Club also had a visit from Nicky Goldsbrough, Director of Corporate Services at Shoreham Port, who delivered an insightful presentation about job opportunities and the important role the Port plays as a major local employer. Nicky also covered the history of the Port and its ambitious plans for the future.

Shoreham Port has presented to and provided a number of tours for many community groups so far this year including; the Oxford International Language School, local stakeholders at the Port’s Annual Public Meeting, Peter Gladwin Primary School, the Sussex Chamber of Commerce and Coast to Capital.

At the end of June, the Port made a donation to St Peter’s Catholic Primary School in Shoreham. The money donated will be put towards purchasing a new interactive white-board for one of the Key Stage 2 classrooms.

Mrs Crees from St Peter’s Catholic Primary School commented “We were delighted to be considered for the donation and spent a very enjoyable afternoon with Georgia and Patrick from Shoreham Port.”

In July, the Port was pleased to be able offer a donation to Shoreham Beach Primary School to fund a new climbing frame as part of their playground renovation for the lower school. The new playground will be built over the summer holidays and an official opening will be taking place in September.

Alison Moore, Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) Committee Member at Shoreham Beach Primary School commented “We simply cannot thank the Port enough for their generosity and support. The whole committee is absolutely over the moon. By funding such a large proportion of the lower school equipment, the Port is helping the entire school as we can now concentrate our fundraising on providing some equipment for the upper school as well.”

If you are a local charity, community association or school and are interested in applying to Shoreham Port for funding or assistance please visit www.shoreham-port.co.uk/Donation-Requests.

2016 Annual Report Timeline

Work begins on converting lights around the Port to LED energy efficient bulbs

Port staff are reminded of the importance of safety in the workplace with a thought provoking talk from Proud 2b Safe

Port assists Southwick Cricket Club and Shoreham Academy with the purchase of new cricket nets for the community

Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn is elected as Chairman of the British Ports Association

Community gathers to welcome HMS Shoreham back to the Port

Port thanks customers at annual raceday at Fontwell Park

Hundreds enjoy unique behind-the-scenes boat tour of the Port

The new wind turbines become fully operational

Port staff help complete Mile Oak Primary science bus project

Port celebrates prestigious environmental award for investigating and responding to an odour and oil seepage in the sea at Portslade Beach

The Engineering team successfully replace the sluice valve at the south east corner of the Prince Phillip Lock

Shoreham Port shows it support to Brighton & Hove City Mission Food Bank as their chosen Christmas Charity for 2016

Shoreham Port Speed Limit