Chats Around the Copier with Ben Tighe
In this weeks ‘Chats around the copier’, Ben Tighe, managed print specialist and chair of trustees with ABS UK and the ABS Foundation respectively, talks about our fascinating new project in Uganda and the recent appointment of two new trustees.
Support Disabled Children Ggaba
At the beginning of 2018, ABS Foundation trustee John Lees travelled to Uganda and Rwanda to carry out research on locally run, community projects.
Following several meetings and discussions with various charities it was decided that the ABS Foundation would commit funds to Support Disabled Children Ggaba, Uganda. The funds will support physiotherapy treatment for disabled children for an initial three-year period. Right now, more than 20 children are assigned to the project with various physical and mental disabilities ranging from hearing impairments to cerebral palsy.
“The new project we have chosen to support helps children with disabilities in a poverty stricken part of Africa. We are delighted to be working in such an amazing part of the world and we have plans to send our own staff out to Uganda to see the work being done at this amazing centre for disabled children”.
Following an internal recruitment process, the ABS Foundation are delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees, Stacey Langley and Hannah Burgin. Stacey and Hannah both play pivotal roles in the admin and accounts department at ABS UK.
“The key things we look for in a trustee is commitment, passion and the motivation to deliver on our chosen projects in order to achieve the goals that we set. It is a great opportunity to be a trustee and provides great life experiences.”
“We chose Stacey and Hannah because they demonstrated all of the attributes you need to be a trustee and had some really innovative ideas on how we can take the Foundation to the next level. They join at an exciting time, with the new project in Ggaba and the HomeRun project going from strength to strength. They are both valuable members of the ABS UK family and will bring even more expertise to the ABS Foundation.”
To see what else the Foundation has been up to click here. If you have a project that you would like us to support then please get in touch by calling 01422 880008