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STG Aerospace supports Orbis flying eye hospital

Posted 12 October 2018 · Add Comment

Aircraft cabin lighting specialist, STG Aerospace, announced that as part of its CSR programme it has chosen Orbis to be its official company charity.



Orbis changes the way the world sees by preventing and treating avoidable blindness and visual impairment. They train and mentor local eye care teams, educate communities, and partner with hospitals, NGOs and governments to save sight and transform lives around the world.

Orbis represents a non‐profit alliance between the medical and aviation industries, operating the world’s only ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a customised MD‐10 aircraft. With its converted McDonnell Douglas DC‐10‐30CF – already equipped with STG Aerospace’s saf‐Tglo emergency floor path marking system – Orbis transports the most advanced ophthalmological knowledge, surgical skills and facilities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

By equipping local eye care teams with the skills to treat eye conditions, such as cataract, and training others to do the same, Orbis leaves a comprehensive and sustainable legacy of high‐quality care.

As part of its programme of support for Orbis, STG Aerospace has already organised a number of fundraising events at its Innovation & Engineering Centre in Cwmbran, including a sponsored Christmas event for its staff and a Welsh charity walk. In addition, instead of sending out company Christmas cards this year, STG Aerospace will be donating the money it would have spent straight to Orbis.

Tessa Evans, Chief Financial Officer at STG Aerospace, commented: “As a successful global business, we felt it was important to give something back on a global scale. And because our business is fundamentally about light and about flying, a charity that is using the power of aviation to prevent sight loss in some of the poorest countries in the world was an obvious choice. We’re looking forward to doing what we can to help Orbis achieve even more.”

Emma Hett, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Orbis, added: “Partnering with STG Aerospace is a fantastic opportunity for Orbis and I am so thankful to them for selecting our cause. I am looking forward to working with all their staff and customers to provide an interesting insight into the role of aviation in the fight against avoidable blindness, and easy ways in which they can support our work.”

 

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