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News ReleaseLocal Charity Receives a Cash Boost From Award Winning Employees

November 06, 2008 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Local employees at Air Products have received a company award and donate the winnings to local charity The Petty Pool Trust.

Air Products rewarded their employees and their chosen charities for their charitable efforts through the first ever Charitable Excellence Awards held at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester as a VIP event.

Bronze award winners were the UK and Ireland Healthcare Team whose ongoing activity with The Petty Pool Trust impressed the judges immensely. £250 prize money will be donated to The Petty Pool Trust, the charity of their choice with a tree also being planted in the name of the short listed.

This year, the team has been supporting The Petty Pool Trust in two ways including Practical hands-on support to improve the centre’s facilities and holding off-site team meetings at the centre.

Peter Evans MBE, Chief Executive of the Petty Pool Trust commented; “Air Products has been a real inspiration and because of the help we have received we are now able to firmly be on the map in Cheshire. We are very pleased to have been chosen as Air Products charity and the money used will help go towards the education of young people at the centre.”

All the activity is part of a plan to build a long term relationship with Petty Pool. Further visits are planned in the coming months to carry out maintenance projects, including painting the centre’s buildings.

Jay Shingler, UK and Ireland Healthcare Communications Associate, commented; “ Our support and work with PP has just started and we look forward to many happy and productive days in the future ”

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Air Products has annual revenues over $10 billion, operations in more than 40 countries, and 21,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit  

Air Products in Crewe

Air Products employs over 400 people at its UK Head Office in Crewe. From these offices our Commercial Technology Group is responsible for reviewing customer processes to identify and develop equipment to provide operational, productivity or environmental benefits.

In addition thousands of patients across the UK benefit from the oxygen therapy products. Likewise we manage the customers taking gases for everything from balloon shops to major manufacturers requiring gases which are essential to their processes.

In addition to sponsoring the Crewe Lyceum concert series since 2004, Air Products also sponsors the main stand at Crewe Alexendra Football Club and contributes regularly to many local charities including: St Luke’s Hospice, Friends of Hope House, The Wingate Centre, MacMillian Cancer Support at Leighton Hospital and the Crewe branch of the Chernobyl Children's Project.

At Air Products we are committed to promoting the economic vitality of our communities by supporting programs and organisations which assist community development. Our goal is to strengthen the civic, social, and economic fabric and to improve the quality of the environment in our communities where a significant number of company employees live and work.

About The Petty Pool Trust

The Petty Pool Trust is split into two differing sections;
The Petty Pool Trust Outdoor Centre runs residential experiences for young people with learning disabilities, mainstream schools, colleges, teacher inset days and corporate businesses from throughout the UK and Europe.
Petty Pool College offers a wide range of Entry Level courses to students with learning dissabilities from across Cheshire and Halton. Most of our students are aged between 16 and 25 years of age and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some come straight from school, others from different colleges, day services or home.

The Petty Pool Trust Contact: 
Peter Evans MBE
Chief Executive
Tel: 01606 889097

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