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SPE Aberdeen Section Director Appointed Ambassador for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation

SPE Aberdeen Section Director Appointed Ambassador for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation

March 2024

Scottish Asthma Charity appoints Colin Black, FEI as their Ambassador

Scottish Asthma charity, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAF) which provides evidence-based health information, confidential advice and practical support to adults and children with asthma, their families and carers across Scotland recently launched their AAF Ambassador Initiative.

The charity, which focuses on the place of patient education in the management of asthma and specialises in providing reliable Asthma Training to Businesses has had great successes delivering life-saving work across Scotland for over 14 years. Work that has been made possible by the generosity of many individuals, sponsorship from businesses and grant and donation from trusts and foundations.

In recognition of all their support of AAF activities in the community the Trustees have created the position of AAF Ambassador, with Colin Black, FEI Managing Director of AAF’s Sponsors Carjon-NRG Limited/ UK Energy Technology Platform becoming our first ever Ambassador and we look forward to announcing further Ambassadors in due course.

Colin joined our team at an Asthma Workshop at Insch Primary School at the beginning of week. It was wonderful to have this very important asthma awareness workshop in a school with over 26 pupils with asthma, and to hear Colin talk so passionately about his own experience of living with a lung condition and achieving huge success, including collaborating with NASA Astronauts, Engineers & Scientists. What an inspiration that was and the children took away something important from the asthma workshop.

Commenting on Colin’s appointment, Martina Chukwuma-Ezike, CEO of the organisation said, “Colin has been hugely supportive of our work at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. He and his Carjon-NRG/UK Energy Technology Platform team have generously sponsored asthma awareness workshops for Staff and Pupil Support Assistants in schools and made it possible for the charity to provide essential asthma packs, which have enhanced the preparedness of school staff and pupils to deal with any asthma and allergy-related emergencies. Colin has always encouraged the financial support of other companies and businesses for the life-saving work of the charity, with CNR, TAQA & Hunting now supporting our AAF Workshops, as such we are delighted, he is now our Ambassador”.

Colin added “It is a huge honour to support AAF in this way as it fits directly into our voluntary CSR passion for Inspiring the Next Generation with SPE, Energy Institute, EI YPN School Career Guidance & NASA Team support, however as Martina pointed out to me so clearly – When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters … therefore with AAF Workshops we are helping pupils with asthma breathe easy and also providing inspiration in Schools”.

Interested in finding out more about the Aberdeen section, or would you like to get involved, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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