Water Cooler Company Angel Springs helps teens with donation

August 8, 2012

Leading water cooler supplier Angel Springs donated over 300 sports cap 500ml bottles of water to the TeenTech science and technology event in Basingstoke. The one-day event aimed to give young people an insight into science, engineering and technology careers.

Top water cooler supplier Angel Springs is supporting the young scientists of tomorrow – after providing refreshment for a Basingstoke science and technology showcase. The West Midlands-based company donated 360 sports cap 500ml bottles of water to the TeenTech event, which was held on Tuesday, June 12 at the Hampshire Court Hotel in Chineham.

The event aimed to show young people the benefits that a career in science, engineering or technology can provide.

Angel Springs’ donation helped to ensure that the event’s 200 exhibitors, business ambassadors and helpers could concentrate their efforts on making the day as enjoyable and enlightening as possible for the 300 students that attended.

TeenTech was founded by science broadcaster and ex-Tomorrow’s World presenter Maggie Philbin, to organise science events around the country – often attended by key industry figures. This month’s event – the first ever TeenTech event to be held in Hampshire – was organised in collaboration with Basingstoke Consortium, a charity that aims to inspire young people with exciting career opportunities.

Angel Springs’ contribution ensured visitors stayed hydrated during a host of thrilling activities, demonstrations and competitions – as well as visits from HRH the Duke of York and the Mayor of Basingstoke.

Highlights included a version of The Million Pound Drop Live, hosted by pharmaceuticals company Shire, and a video production workshop hosted by Sony.

Attendees also had the opportunity to try out the latest technology products, including artificial limbs, 3D printers and flying quadcopters – and compete for prizes such as an archaeological trip and a day’s visit to Sony Europe.

Perhaps the most stimulating activity for the young participants was the Ideas Wall, where teenagers were encouraged to post their ideas for the future. Prizes for the best ideas were then awarded in an end-of-day ceremony.

Sue Riley, CEO, Basingstoke Consortium, thanked Angel Springs for their contribution.

“We are grateful for the support of Angel Springs with our TeenTech event. For a small educational charity like Basingstoke Consortium, it is kind donations like the one provided by Angel Springs that helped to make the event such a success,” she said.

“We look forward to working with Angel Springs next year at TeenTech!”

The donation was provided as part of Angel Springs’ Angels in the Community initiative, through which the company has already helped numerous charities – including the County Air Ambulance Trust and Cure Leukaemia.

John Murphy, commercial director, Angel Springs, said: “Through Angels in the Community, we can ensure that our donations and charity work help a wide range of good causes – because we’re passionate about giving our support to anyone that wants to help or inspire community members.

“TeenTech was a great example of this, and we’re proud to have played a part in the success of the event.”

The date for the next TeenTech Hampshire has already been set – it will take place on June 18, 2013.

Directly released from Angel Springs

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