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Thoughtful British manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex is starting 2015 as it means to go on with plans to continue supporting local and national charities through staff fundraising efforts and company donations.hospital nurses

The East Sussex cable management and energy management specialist finished 2014 on a high with caring staff raising more than £750 to help local charities over Christmas. Beneficiaries included the Women & Children’s Refuge in Bexhill, The Chestnut Tree Hospice, Surviving Christmas and Demelza House Hospice.

In addition the company, which gives a percentage of dividends to charity each year and has donated almost half a million pounds over the last five years, donated more than £10,000 to two local causes:

  • £8,952 was given to the Critical Care unit at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings. The donation purchased two Nicom monitors which allow non-invasive monitoring of very sick patients; two ‘transfer’ bags (one adult, one paediatric) for use when moving critically ill patients and an ‘airway manikin’ to enable medics and nursing staff to practice intubation techniques. Critical Care Service Manager Pauline Simes said: “Thank you, Marshall-Tufflex, once again for all your support. We have certainly benefited greatly from it over the years.”
  • £1,120 was given to SADIE (Skills for Adjusting Diet and Insulin in East Sussex). The SADIE diabetes team helps people adjust to living with Type 1 diabetes, running courses in Bexhill and Eastbourne throughout the year. Nikki Winter, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, said: “We are most grateful to Marshall-Tufflex for its support. It is ten years since we started SADIE and nearly 300 people with Type 1 diabetes across East Sussex have benefited.”