Melton firm donates £5,000 to Help for Heroes

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A Melton-based engineering company which does work for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has donated £5,000 to the charity Help for Heroes.

CE Turner Engineers, in Saxby Road, have recognised the sacrifices made by Britain’s Armed Forces, especially in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and asked its employees to make a charitable donation.

A cheque presentation event was recently held at the company’s offices with representatives from Help For Heroes and Melton Mayor John Wyatt in attendance.

The cash will be used to help injured servicemen and women and their families.

Trevor Kettle, business development executive, said: “We wanted to support Help For Heroes as part of our long standing involvement with the Armed Forces.

“It is also pertinent with the continuation of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

“We are proud to be able to support such a wonderful charity who do so much to help injured British servicemen and women.”

The Melton firm has a long-established history of manufacturing component parts and assemblies for the defence industry.

CE Turner has been involved in the manufacture of a roll-over protection system for fighting vehicles deployed in operations in Afghanistan and has worked in support of the upgrade of several types of armoured fighting vehicles.

The company has also manufactured a number of component parts for General Dynamics’ first scout SV prototype, in respect of which the MOD has now committed to procuring approximately 600 variants over the next decade.

The firm also has experience in the manufacture and refurbishment of other armoured vehicles and naval weapons.

To give your support to Help for Heroes visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk