John Lawrie Tubulars Update

John Lawrie Tubulars sponsors the Spirit of Adventure!

John Lawrie Tubulars recently joined Patricia Sawers the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Angus and Deputy Lieutenant Deborah Porter at Condor, the local marine base in Arbroath to meet the young contenders for this year’s Spirit of Adventure programme. It was a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand how the initiative directly benefits the next generation in Angus.

John Lawrie Tubulars is proud to be main sponsors of the project which is run jointly by the Lieutenancy and the 45 Commando Royal Marines. It brought together 80 pupils, ten from each of the eight secondary schools in Angus, they spent a day at the Marine base where they undertook several outdoor and indoor activities. Activities on the day included an assault course, rifle shooting, the climbing wall and an outdoor observation exercise. The Marines were there to support and instruct, and they ensured that all activities were carried out safely. It was certainly a day to remember for all.

“It was an honour to be invited along to experience the amazing work being done to support these young people, and we were delighted to be able to support such a fantastic community project, one which is making a tangible difference to the lives of the next generation.” Annabel Allen, Marketing Manager John Lawrie Tubulars

John Lawrie Tubulars was keen to support this programme, after hearing how the Lieutenancy focused on selecting young people who would never normally get this opportunity and who would benefit most from the experience.

Pat Sawers HM Lord-Lieutenant of Angus added,

“ a huge thank you to the 45 Commando Royal Marines for giving  80 young people across Angus the opportunity to experience many fun activities which they had never tried before.  Thanks must also go to John Lawrie Tubulars one of the main sponsors of “The Spirit of Adventure” for their very generous donation.  Without the support of many businesses and charities across Angus “The Spirit of Adventure” could not take place.  Following the days activities at Condor eight young people from Angus have been selected to attend a one-week camp at the Ridgeway Adventure Centre in Sutherland.  I am sure it will be a fantastic trip for them all.”

At the end of the day, one pupil was selected from each of the secondary schools to take part in a six day camp at the Ridgeway Adventure Centre in Sutherland. This centre provides the young people with the opportunity to climb the mountains, sea kayak amongst seals, survive on uninhabited islands, lift creels from the depths plus many other activities. A once in a lifetime experience, which could transform the lives of those taking part.

The main objective of the project is to improve the health and wellbeing of young people from across Angus as well as promoting their mental health and self-worth, something which I feel is very important.

John Lawrie Tubulars has built a robust social-responsibility program that manages the impacts our business has on the workers and communities in our supply chain. Our goal is to not only minimise impact, but also create a positive benefit for the lives that we touch through our business.

We aim to achieve the highest environmental and social standards in the industry. We lean on industry tools and standards to manage this process, and when rigorous enough standards don’t exist, we lead the way.

Iain Laing, Managing Director, John Lawrie Tubulars.

The impact of the project is to provide young people who have very low esteem, no confidence or emotional difficulties the opportunity to redefine what they can achieve. Even the one day at the Marine base allows the young people to try new physical activities, undertake mental challenges and work together in teams. The Marines are excellent role models for the young people and their encouragement really does bring out the best in them. The pupils who are selected to attend the Ridgeway centre benefit from a six-day adventure undertaking activities which they have never experienced. The three principles of self-reliance, positive thinking and leaving people and places better than you found them form the background of everything they do at the Ridgeway centre, and they frequently drew back to these principles during the challenges of the week.

We can’t wait to hear how they all get on at the Ridgeway Camp this year, to the lucky participants, “we hope you have a fantastic time, make the most of every good opportunity – you only live once” from all the Team at John Lawrie Tubulars UK.