Shell fuels coffers to promote equality

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 December, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 December, 2000, 12:00am

Staff at Shell brought gifts and Christmas cheer to children at the Matilda Child Development Centre yesterday, and came in, for the third consecutive year, with a $100,000 donation to Operation Santa Claus.

Peter Robinson, director of Shell HK, said this year's beneficiaries were particularly close to Shell's heart as the company had a track record of nearly 20 years of supporting special-needs children with scholarships and donations.

'As Shell supports equal opportunities, we feel it is particularly meaningful that our donations support services for the disabled and develop them into independent and valuable members of society,' he said.

This year's Operation Santa funds will go to Growing Together, a group of four charities serving the needs of children with a range of disabilities. Shell's contribution was raised this year from the sale of Snoopy Christmas items at Shell outlets.

Mr Robinson said the company was involved in community causes ranging from the environment to education to road safety.

'Living in today's society entails making a commitment to improving our world,' Mr Robinson said. 'Shell is proud to sponsor a wide range of programmes which are improving life today and tomorrow.'


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