Kayleigh’s Wee Stars collect £15,000 after team effort

TEPUK well Intervention Team with Kaileigh's Wee Stars Jonathan Cordiner (centre) and TEPUK Managing Director Philippe Guys (seated, right)
TEPUK well Intervention Team with Kaileigh's Wee Stars Jonathan Cordiner (centre) and TEPUK Managing Director Philippe Guys (seated, right)
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A North-east charity were presented with a cheque for £15,000 to help them continue vital support for families in the local area.

Kayleigh’s Wee Stars visited TOTAL E&P UK’s office in Aberdeen to collect the cheque last week.

The huge donation was made on behalf of the Well Intervention Department - an onshore technical team providing well intervention support for the firm’s offshore fields.

A safety milestone was recognised when the team reached 10 years without accident.

As a result of their achievement the company allowed the team to donate to a charity of their choice.

Jonathon and Anna Cordiner set up Kayleigh’s Wee Stars when they lost their daughter Kayleigh in 2012 just six months after she had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The charity aims to provide financial support for families with a child who has a terminal illness.

Jonathan Cordiner from Kayleigh’s Wee Stars said “We really want to thank TOTAL for this huge donation.

“The money is used in a variety of ways - in one case, a four year old girl is soon going to be able to make her dream come true by travelling to Disneyland Paris to meet the Princesses. Other families use the funds to keep both parents off work at such a difficult time.”

Team leader Ibe Njoku said: “One of the team had been at an event where Jonathan Cordiner was a powerful and inspirational speaker. We all know someone who has been affected by family illness and the charity struck a chord with us all.”