16 Apr 2020

A&P Falmouth has adopted children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent as its Charity of the Year for 2020.

Each year A&P Falmouth choose a specific charity to support and then sets about raising as much money for it as possible. Last year, Cornwall Air Ambulance was the recipient of their fundraising efforts which saw in the region of £3,000 donated.
This year, it was agreed to support CLIC Sargent following the overwhelming support A&P Falmouth’s IT Manager Paul Beynon’s family has received since his 14-year-old son William was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma shortly before Christmas.
Paul said: “From the moment that the doctors spotted a swollen lymph gland around William’s collarbone, we have been wrapped up in the very caring arms of the CLIC Sargent team.”
William is undergoing chemotherapy and the prognosis is positive – it is hoped that after six months of treatment, he will be well again.
The Beynons are delighted that A&P Falmouth has chosen to fundraise for CLIC Sargent this year. “The charity has given us support that we would be floundering without,” said Paul. “We cannot explain the difference they have made to our family, especially to William. They have helped make the whole process a much less scary one and we will forever be in their debt.”
A&P Falmouth’s workforce will be organising a variety of fundraising events throughout the next 12 months in aid of CLIC Sargent.
Steve Jones, Managing Director Operations and Site Director, said: “As soon as we heard of the wonderful support Paul and his family have received from CLIC Sargent, we knew we wanted to offer our support to the charity by making it our Charity of the Year.
“Our workforce will endeavour to raise as much money as possible over the next 12 months as our way of saying ‘thank-you’ for the support CLIC Sargent has given to Paul’s family and to many families across the country.”

Notes to Editors
A&P Group is a leading provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services and heavy engineering expertise. Operating seven dry docks and extensive fabrication facilities across four strategic locations in the UK, A&P Group also has a business in Australia that provides ship repair services and support to the Royal Australian Navy.
As one of the leading engineering business in the UK, A&P is also involved in a diverse range of fabrication and repair projects across a broad cross section of sectors including Defence, Marine, Oil and Gas, Subsea, Energy, Civil and Nuclear. Projects include the fabrication of built modules for the Astute Submarine Class and the prestigious HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers, cable carousels, flood barriers, steam turbines, shore side access systems and FPSO upgrades.

All A&P Group facilities combine a rich heritage of marine and engineering skills and experience, providing a diverse customer base with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.