The Port of Hull donates thousands so children can enjoy unique experiences
January 22, 2018
ABP's Port of Hull has donated thousands to enable hundreds of underprivileged children to experience unique educational trips.
Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Children’s University has received £5,000 and have officially become Silver Partners with the leading port operator.
This has enabled local disadvantaged children to take part in unique experiences including being an astronaut for the day and a tour of London.
ABP already has established ties with the charity as last year it provided several port tours, a special tracked container was launched so children can learn about trade and children attended several ABP events including a special festive express train to London.
Humber Director, Simon Bird, said: “We feel it’s important to inspire and educate youngsters as they are the future generation that will keep Britain trading.
“We hope our close links will influence them to consider the port industry as a future career as there are over 200 different job roles in the Humber ports ranging from accountants, to operations and pilots.”
During the next three months children from the charity will take a private tour of the pop-up historical gallery at the port’s Grade-II listed pump house building.
Rosanna James, Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University Partnership Manager, said: “We are extremely grateful for ABP’s ongoing support and we love working with all of their fantastic staff.
“The visits to the port help raise the children’s aspirations and show them what an important city they live in. We are proud to have ABP as an official partner and with their support we can inspire even more disadvantaged children in the city.”