PTF Engineering are proud to have supported the Countess Mountbatten Hospice with a donation. A cheque for £250 was presented by Operations Manager, Andy Thornton, on Monday 20th January 2020.
As many will know, the Countess Mountbatten Hospice supports people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. From providing clinical care and a range of therapies, to end-of-life care and bereavement support, their multi-disciplinary teams are there to provide care and comfort in the most difficult of times. The Countess Mountbatten was only the second NHS palliative care hospice in the country when it was set-up in 1977 and today supports around 3,000 patients from the local area each year. It relies on donations to supplement its NHS funding in order to continue to provide the range of services it does.
“A colleague of ours received excellent care at the Countess Mountbatten so it is a charity PTF Engineering are only too happy to support,” explained Andy Thornton.
“Peter Hannam was one of the founders of our business back in 1989. Pete was diagnosed with a fairly rare form of oral cancer in 2015 and, having put up quite a fight, it finally got the better of him in May 2018. Those last few days, supported by the amazing staff at the Countess Mountbatten, helped make things a little more bearable for Pete and his family.
“PTF Engineering have just celebrated our 30th Anniversary so Pete has been in our minds even more than usual recently. Pete’s attitude to life, and to business, was always optimistic, supportive and perhaps sometimes a little mischievous. We’d certainly like to think that PTF is still an optimistic and supportive organisation, so we are very pleased to have been able to make this donation in memory of him.”
The money was raised through donations from staff, customers and suppliers at the PTF Engineering 30th Anniversary celebration evening last year, and ‘rounded up’ by the business itself.
PTF Engineering are a specialist engineering firm with a reputation for process skid, pipework and bespoke fabrication. The business was originally established to cater for any specialist, fiddly or smaller jobs that bigger fabrication firms couldn’t (or didn’t want to) do themselves. Being ready to tackle anything, that gap in the market quickly turned into a thriving business. Thirty years later, PTF retains the same ‘can do’ attitude and name for quality work its founders had.