ROBOCAP is a charity aimed at providing ‘Robotics Assisted Surgery’ in the Three Shires of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and South Worcestershire. The robotic system provides surgery for the treatment of cancer. Graham Storry, AMCO Executive Chairman, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008, but found that robotic surgery was not available in the region. Graham, with AMCO, has campaigned vigorously and between 2008 and 2014 raised over £55,000 for the ROBOCAP Three Shires Robotic Cancer Surgery Appeal. £13,900 of the total was raised through AMCO’s Golf Days – to read more about results and fixtures, click here. In 2014, with great celebration, the machine was purchased and delivered to Cheltenham General Hospital. The first operation conducted in May. For more information about ROBOCAP’s work, click here.
Provides hospitals across the U.K with memory boxes; each day in the UK 17 families suffer the trauma of a stillbirth or neonatal death. 4Louis aims to offer support and help to these families, to capture those lasting precious memories of their baby. They provide memory boxes for stillbirth, neo-natal, infant and child loss,the intention is at least they have something to try and comfort them at these tragic times. With the support of AMCO, £2615.88 was raised through the 2014 Golf Days, allowing the purchase approximately 150 boxes for families in need.
2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships
AMCO will be supporting the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, which is being held in Worcester.
Hope for Tomorrow
AMCO are proud to be supporting Hope for Tomorrow with their 2015 charity golf day event. Hope for Tomorrow is a national cancer charity dedicated to bringing cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes. Using Mobile Chemotherapy Units, the charity effectively reduce the long distances of travel and waiting times for treatment that patients often endure, as well as helping them to avoid the stresses and strains of busy Oncology Centres.
St Richard’s Hospice
AMCO are proud to be supporting St Richard’s Hospice by doing a ‘Great British Bake-off’ and by doing multiple sponsored walks.
AMCO is committed to providing a safe and structured platform to enable all staff to grow and develop within the business. The company is committed to treating all of its employees in a fair and equitable way, specifically to prevent any discrimination on grounds of ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender or race.
AMCO is also committed to ensuring that safe working practices are employed and that safe working environments are maintained.
Safety First in everything we do
Continually aware of corporate responsibility and its duty of care to all employees and stakeholders, AMCO, during the period September to December 2013, undertook an intensive programme of IOSH (health, safety and environmental) training.
Warehouse managers and office & support staff, from all our sites, have either been newly trained or have undertaken refresher training. This programme plays a major part in the continuing development of Health & Safety awareness within AMCO.
An awareness of Heath & Safety is being disseminated throughout the whole of our business, with particular emphasis on our drivers; because they continually work off-site and in so many different environments, Health & Safety and Duty of Care can be problematical. All of our drivers have undertaken Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training and tool box talks.
The ISOH training programme was undertaken in partnership with Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce.