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Life Education Wessex recognises long-standing support

22/02/2013

Roger Harrington, SBW's Managing Director, receives the certificate of thanks from Lorraine
Hewitt, Life Education Wessex's Fundraising Manager.

A charity which provides health and drug prevention education to thousands of schoolchildren across the region has publicly thanked Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW) for its long-standing support.

Links between the water company and Life Education Wessex stretch back more than 12 years. SBW provides facilities for the charity to store its distinctive mobile classrooms or ‘Life Buses’ as the children and teachers prefer to call them, at its secure site in Bournemouth and also sponsors thousands of certificates presented to pupils every year.

Now SBW has itself received a certificate thanking the company for its backing over the years which has allowed the charity to deliver drug prevention and health education to schoolchildren across the Wessex region year on year.

Lorraine Hewitt, Life Education Wessex's Fundraising Manager, said SBW's continued support was "hugely appreciated."

She added: "We currently have six Life Buses in use. It would be extremely difficult for us to find secure space for them anywhere else, so we are delighted with the support of SBW in housing our Life Buses when they are not on the road, or when we need to bring them back to base for tests.

"The support that they have given us over the years with both the Life Buses and sponsorship has been invaluable and we really can’t thank them enough.”

Roger Harrington, SBW's Managing Director, said: "Life Education Wessex provides very important drug prevention and health education to young people in the local area.

  "Children today are under ever-increasing pressure and temptation to engage in behaviour that damages their health and their futures and this is why their work is so important. We are very happy to support them in helping these children to lead healthy and happy lives."

Life Education Wessex works with the community and schools to help children make vital healthy choices in life.

Each year the charity's highly trained educators visit hundreds of schools and nearly 60,000 children, aged three to 13 years, across Dorset, Devon, Hampshire and Somerset.

Life Education Wessex is best known to many children for its popular giraffe mascot called ‘Harold’.

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