Ace Aquatec rides the wave with local Dundee partnership


5th March 2021

Aquaculture & marine equipment supplier, Ace Aquatec, have announced three new chosen charities to support throughout 2021 and onwards.

The partnership will provide national and international charities Dundee Bairns, The Ocean Cleanup and Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) with a combined total of £8,000 in donation payments.

Local charity, Dundee Bairns, borne out of “Holiday Hunger” supports children living in poverty by providing regular hot and nutritious meals during school holidays in a safe environment.

The Ocean Cleanup is a Dutch non-profit organisation that aims to remove 90% of polluting plastics from our oceans by 2040. The funds supplied by Ace Aquatec will help scale up their work collecting plastics, being consumed by fish, in rivers and oceans.

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the second-highest cause of deaths in the UK was neurodegenerative disease. Newer research has suggested that eating fish, such as Scottish salmon, can not only delay development of dementia-causing diseases such as Alzheimer’s but can also protect and repair parts of the brain. Donations to ARUK will help support the ongoing research like this to find a cure and support families living with dementia.

Nathan Pyne-Carter, CEO at Ace Aquatec said “Now more than ever, the third sector is amongst the hardest being hit by the pandemic.

“Each of our chosen charities have a close connection to our team members and our business values. It’s so important that we continue supporting the initiatives that are making a real difference in our industry and communities.

“The partnerships benefit all parties through education, sustainability, research and new projects. We hope our support will help strengthen the resilience of these great organisations.”

Genna Millar, Programme Co-Ordinator at Dundee Bairns added “I think we can all agree that 2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges, and one which tested everyone in very many ways. Many people sadly found themselves at a very difficult point of financial hardship for the first time, and many more were impacted by various things such as food poverty, struggling with fuel bills, clothing children, reduced working hours, furlough and dealing with the benefits system.

“We really couldn't do what we do without the kind hearts and generosity of local businesses like Ace Aquatec, the £2,000 donation from Ace Aquatec covers the cost of around 900 meals in our Fun and Food Programme, which was around the amount we delivered over 3 days in the October holidays last year.”

Ace Aquatec Ltd

Ace Aquatec partners with world leading experts in different scientific fields to apply breakthrough technological developments to aquaculture and marine industries.

Dundee Bairns

Dundee Bairn\'s main aim is to reduce the effects of poverty for Dundee children. Our priority is to tackle Holiday Hunger. We provide nutritious lunches and breakfasts to community projects that provide school holiday activity clubs for children. This enables them to run quality activities to help reduce the attainment gap for children living in areas of multiple deprivation.

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