Aquaculture and marine equipment supplier, Ace Aquatec, has announced three new chosen charities to support.
The partnership will donate a combined total of £8,000 to The Ocean Cleanup, Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) and Dundee Bairns.
Nathan Pyne-Carter, chief executive at Ace Aquatec said that charities had been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Each of our chosen charities have a close connection to our team members and our business values. It’s so important that we continue supporting the initiatives that are making a real difference in our industry and communities,” he said.
“The partnerships benefit all parties through education, sustainability, research and new projects. We hope our support will help strengthen the resilience of these great organisations,” he added.
The Ocean Cleanup is a Dutch non-profit organisation that aims to remove 90% of polluting plastics from our oceans by 2040. Ace Aquatec’s donation will help scale up the organisation’s work collecting plastics in rivers and oceans.
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the second-highest cause of deaths in the UK was neurodegenerative disease. New research has suggested that eating oily fish can not only delay development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s but can also protect and repair parts of the brain. Donations to ARUK will help support ongoing research to find a cure and support families living with dementia.
In response to ‘holiday hunger’ witnessed during the pandemic, local charity Dundee Bairns supports children by providing regular hot and nutritious meals during school holidays in a safe environment.