Ground Control join RoSPA at Buckingham Palace for Centenary Garden Party
Ground Control was delighted to be invited to RoSPA’s Centenary Garden Party at Buckingham Palace last month. The prestigious event, hosted by HRH The Duke of York and HRH Princess Eugenie of York, took place on Thursday 25th May, inviting the safety charity’s supporters, members, award winners, friends and staff to join their 100th birthday celebrations.
Ground Control was recently awarded with its 7th consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal, recognising the company’s continued dedication to occupational health and safety and the wellbeing of its staff and community.
National Training Manager, Neil Huck, and National HSQE Compliance Manager, Mark Curry, attended the lavish event, joining hosts The Duke and Princess, who were attending on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, RoSPA’s Patron.
Mark Curry commented: “It was an absolute Honour to have attended this fantastic day, a once in a life time opportunity to join RoSPA in the celebration of 100 years of dedicated work since 1917. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a British charity that aims to save lives and prevent life-changing injuries which occur as a result of accidents. Their work is centred on two simple statements, their mission and vision; to save lives and reduce injuries, and to lead the way on accident prevention.
Accidents remain the biggest threat to all of us, both at work and home, including our families. Children are at particular risk, with a shocking 450,000 children ending up in A&E every year following an accident at home. That’s almost one child every minute; with this in mind I was very proud to meet others that share the same passion and celebrate RoSPA’s good work in a wonderful setting.”
Errol Taylor, RoSPA’s acting chief executive, said: “We were delighted to share such a special occasion with our many guests, and in particular HRH The Duke of York and HRH Princess Eugenie, to whom we were able to demonstrate our important and extensive work through those they met.
“We want to thank all of those who attended, and the many other friends of RoSPA from around the world, as it is because of them that we can continue working to save lives and reduce injuries.”