Sports kit leaves Falmouth bound for Orphanage

by tocle on July 15th, 2014 - Comments Off

Sports kit leaves Falmouth bound for Orphanage

The second shipment to All as One Orphanage in Sierra Leone is on its way onboard Belt Shipmanagement’s vessel Gypsum Integrity.

A&P Falmouth yard has been collecting sports equipment for several weeks culminating in loading on the vessel in the early hours of 1 July.

Penny Phillips, Executive Assistant at A&P Falmouth, who has co-ordinated the shipment said, “we were told that the kids have no sports equipment and this was needed to ensure they keep fit and stay healthy, so the pressure was on to get everything together by the sailing date.  We were also told that the kids would love anything to do with the England Football Team, and as we know, as fate would have it, England were knocked out early in the competition meaning the England kit tumbled in price and we were able to buy a load at half price”.

The local community, local football teams, a sports shop and A&P employees showed their generosity once more and among the items sent out were football strips; an exercise machine, footballs, rugby balls, tennis rackets, badminton rackets, table tennis rackets, a pool table, exercise mats and baseball and cricket equipment.

The photo shows one of the crew of Gypsum Integrity trying out a bike that was also donated, with the donations piled up behind him in the forecastle of the ship.

The first shipment from A&P Falmouth to the All as One Orphanage in Sierra Leone was a container full of toys, which was taken out in November 2013 onboard CSL Argosy, a sister ship to Gypsum Integrity.

Abseil into drydock – a First for A&P Falmouth

by tocle on May 20th, 2014 - Comments Off

Peter Child, Managing Director of A&P Falmouth will be the first to ‘test the ropes’ when a team consisting of office staff and apprentices take the leap of faith for charity.

All as One Orphanage has been A&P Falmouth’s nominated charity for 2014 and all fundraising efforts undertaken are for this one cause.

On 22 May 2014 at 4pm Peter and others will undertake the Sponsored Abseil, and anyone wishing to donate can do so as follows:

Falmouth mural paints a thousand words

by tocle on May 1st, 2014 - Comments Off

Falmouth mural paints a thousand words

A&P Falmouth, in collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery and two local artists are providing a mural for Falmouth residents and visitors to enjoy.

The concrete blocks which make up a large wall on the County Wharf is being transformed into a giant mural over the next few months, meaning that cruise ship passengers, Tall Ships participants as well as Falmouth town residents and visitors can enjoy a pleasing backdrop as they look across the water to Falmouth Docks.

Vicki Gillow and Juliet Walshe are working on the mural which is made up of large sections of marine plywood which will be fixed to the concrete blocks on County Wharf to depict the work which goes on behind the wall.  The mural is being painted using exterior paints and will be given a finish to protect it against the weather.  The first 18m section should be on view in the next few weeks.

Traditional skills on display at A&P Falmouth

by tocle on May 1st, 2014 - Comments Off

Traditional skills on display at A&P Falmouth

The skill of the riveter has been on display at A&P Group’s Falmouth yard, with the process taking place during the life-extension work on SS Shieldhall.

A full work diary of the project is available on the Shieldhall website:

http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/Lottery_Project/Lottery_Project.html