Corus Packaging Plus at Trostre Works has an interesting Safety Incentive Scheme which benefits local charities.

The company recognises staff efforts to reduce accidents to the minimum by making money available to a staff committee for distribution to local charities of their choice. The longer the period of time without an industrial accident – the greater the sum of money available becomes.

By a fortunate chance Jeff Street's wife, Lesley, who works in the Occupational Health unit at Trostre, learned that the committee was about to examine requests from charities for an award from the scheme. When she acquired the application forms she discovered that there were only four days left before the closing date!

Sterling work by Jeff and David Evans made sure that our application was completed and submitted on time. The outcome was that we were awarded to sum of £200.

On Friday July 4th Phil Place together with Alan Richards, Audrey Frank and Jeff and Lesley Street went to the presentation ceremony in Llanelli.

NCI Worms Head was one of eighteen charities which received awards. The range of charities involved was remarkably wide including young people's organisations such as Guides and Scouts, groups helping with cancer and chemotherapy, a special baby care unit at Singleton Hospital together with services such as NCI , a lifesaving team and the Loughor Inshore Lifeboat.

Perhaps the most moving and deserving of all were the organisations dealing with children with disabilities and learning difficulties. The love and care which the adults, including Mike Robert's daughter Helena, who works in the unit for children with profound and multiple disabilities at Penllergaer primary school, give to the children was clear for all of us to see during the awards ceremony and at the buffet lunch which followed. A watch at Worms Head contrasts starkly with the daily emotional and physical stress of those individuals.

Our thanks are due to the members of the Staff Incentive Scheme at Trostre, not only for the cheque which we received but for the opportunity which we had to gain an insight into the vital work being done in so many fields by volunteer groups like ours. NCI Worms Head can feel proud to have been in such company.