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Thamesport Helps Out Local Schools
Thursday 24th May 2007

Thamesport (London) Limited has come to the aid of two Kent schools, by supporting them with financial donations. The donations were made under the auspices of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) ‘Dock School’ Programme, a scheme pioneered by the HPH Group, to ensure that ports build and maintain good relationships with schools in the area in which they operate.

St James Church of England Primary School, and Stoke Community School, both received donations of over £1,000, to put towards current building projects.

Chris Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owners of Thamesport (London) Limited, commented:

“We are proud to be able to make donations to these important local Schools. The initiatives that are under way at both schools will provide students with modern, state-of-the-art facilities in which to learn. We are committed to the communities in which we do business, and aim to ensure that, wherever possible, we contribute in a way that will help them prosper”.

Stoke Community School has put its money towards a new ICT suite. Not only will this be used to enhance the students’ learning, but will also be linked to a new weather station, which has been purchased to increase students’ awareness of the environment around them.

St James’ Church of England Primary School has developed its outdoor playing facilities and sports field, and has purchased new equipment for the children. It has also created a quiet area where they can reflect, and a sports area, which can be used by the general public, as well as students.


To mark the ‘Dock School’ support that the schools have received, plaques have been presented to both schools. The plaques will be displayed in the schools’ reception areas.
ENDS

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Thamesport (TMP) is located in the heart of South East England, 10 miles from the M2 motorway, 35 miles from London. It is one of the UK’s busiest container ports.

TMP is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL). HPH is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in 23 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 257 berths in 45 ports, together with a number of transportation-related service companies. With industry-recognised core competence in the effective and efficient management and operation of ports, the HPH Group handled 59.3 million TEU in 2006.
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