London Irish’s elves make a visit to Alexander Devine
on the special request of Pump Technology
Pump Technology Ltd, the Aldermaston based specialists in Waste Water, Sewage Pumps and Pumping Systems have been spreading the Christmas cheer with a little help from players from the London Irish Rugby Club.
As part of Pump Technology’s ongoing community work, this year, with the support of London Irish, they are dedicating 30 tickets for one of their high profile rugby matches, which takes place at Madejski Stadium on Boxing Day, to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.
Fiona Devine, Co-Founder and CEO of the Hospice Service commented; “We are so very grateful to Pump Technology for giving our families the opportunity to attend their local rugby team match, London Irish.
“For our families this time of year can be particularly difficult, this will give them something to look forward to and create a special memory as a family activity. Good luck to London Irish on Boxing Day!”
Topsy Ojo and Dan Leo from London Irish, who are both sponsored by Pump Technology, presented the 30 tickets to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service with representatives from Pump Technology. Whilst there, Topsy and Dan also played the role of Santa’s helpers by filling the sacks with toys that will be given to the children at their Christmas party.
Both Topsy and Dan were overwhelmed by the energy and passion shown by the team at Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service,
Dan said; “It’s really inspirational. It’s amazing to see the story that has come out of this, the fact that Fiona has been so proactive in making sure that something positive has come out of Alexander’s story and that his name is remembered in such a fantastic way is a testament. It’s such a worthwhile cause and I am happy to be here supporting it.”
Topsy added “Fiona is inspiring and the story about Alexander is very humbling. Talking to Fiona and being here in the office you can feel the energy and positivity of the charity. To get the children’s hospice up and running will be brilliant. It doesn’t take much to do a lot to help, there are so many ways people can raise funds. I’ve got 101 ideas in my head already. It’s great to be here and I hope we can see the hospice grow.”
Jeremy Brownlee, Managing Director of Pump Technology Ltd said; “we try as a company to work in the community on an ongoing basis and we’re delighted to be able to contribute this donation to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service. We hope that an outing to a rugby match might just make someone’s day a little brighter. “
He continued; “Berkshire really does need its own children’s hospice a place where families can get the support they need, and we wish the charity every success for the future so they can realise this vision”