An oil refinery in Ellesmere Port has raised £3,000 for dementia charity after achieving one million hours without a recordable injury on site.

Essar Stanlow made the donation to the Alzheimer’s Society after raising funds through their ‘Let’s Give’ scheme which sees employees and business partners nominating charities in which to donate.

The scheme links the company’s commitment to safety directly with charitable giving.

David Ellis, employee at Essar Business Partner, Sarens UK Ltd, said: “I know first-hand how challenging living with dementia can be as my mother lived with vascular dementia before passing away a few years ago.

“It was a difficult time for all of us and the disease has so many unanswered questions still.

“The money will go to a very worthy charity to help research and support those in need of help.

“I am very proud to be part of a safety team initiative that can provide financial support to such a worthwhile cause.”

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia and carers.

The charity provides care services, funds research, and provides advice for improved health and social care.

Linzi Stewart, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society in Cheshire said: "In Cheshire and across the UK, people affected by dementia have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic.

"People affected by dementia and their families need us now more than ever.

“The Alzheimer’s Society have been hit hard financially because of the pandemic and we are therefore delighted to receive a donation from Essar too help us deliver vital services to those in need.”