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Ashgate Hospice reaps reward of Auto Windscreens safety record

Celebrating an unbroken safety record at Auto Windscreens' factory has reaped rewards for Ashgate Hospice.

Six hundred pounds has been donated to Ashgate Hospice – representing a £1 for every day the factory has had to date without a 'lost time accident'.

The factory, which is based on Storforth Lane in Chesterfield, employs 60 people who handle more than a million pieces of glass and produce 250,000 windscreens every year.

Commenting on the donation, Alison Ward, a fundraiser from Ashgate Hospice said: “Thank you to all employees of Auto Windscreens. It is fantastic that money can be raised in such a positive way. It is the generous support of local people and businesses the enables the Hospice to continue providing care for our patients and their families.”

Abu-Haris Shafi, Managing Director of Auto Windscreens, added: “In the glass industry to have this many days without a lost time accident is an outstanding achievement. I'm delighted that Ashgate Hospice has been able to benefit from the factory's excellent safety record.”

Auto Windscreens' factory employees, sisters Kerry and Jane Wallace (centre), hand over £600 to Ashgate Hospice fundraisers, Alison Ward (left) and Emily Evans (right).

Established in 1971, Auto Windscreens provides a complete automotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens, rear windows and side windows) to private motorists, fleets and the insurance industry.

Auto Windscreens is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its own UK manufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in a dedicated factory in Chesterfield.

With a national network of 98 fitting centres, backed by a fleet of fully equipped mobile fitting units, Auto Windscreens provides a true 24/7 national service for private and corporate customers every year.

Auto Windscreens is the only automotive glazing repair and replacement company to have the innovative wet weather canopy. Designed in-house, the canopy ensures more mobile jobs can be completed during wet weather.

Email: amelton@autowindscreens.co.uk
Tel: 01246 223 192

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