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CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai 53 CHILLY CHATTER The Name You Can Rely On For Solutions For Collaboration For Quality For Service For The Future ACR Journal - QTR Page.indd 1 15/07/2021 09:15:08 SPONSORED BY Caitlin Hind of distributor AUK and renewables specialist Secon has raised more than £800 by donating 12 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides wigs to children with cancer to restore their confidence and identity. Caitlin said: “Four years ago as a university student, I decided to donate my hair to the Little Princess Trust when I couldn’t give as much financially as I would have liked. Fast forward to March 2020 and I planned on donating my hair again, but then lockdown happened so I decided to let it grow for another year. Finally, over a year later, over 12 inches of my hair was cut to be made into a wig for a child su ering from hair loss. “As a family, we know how awful it is when someone you love has to go through cancer treatments or chemo for other health reasons so I can’t even imagine what that would be like for a child. My hair has always been one of my comforts. It’s always been so long and I love having it long, but I’d love to give that feeling to someone else.’’ It costs the charity on average £550 to have a wig made and then a further £150 to have it fitted. Caitlin’s short cut to charity target FläktGroup has paid tribute to chief engineer Tony Watkins, who is retiring after almost 51 years with the business, describing him as a “hero of data centre cooling”. Tony joined the UK business in 1970 and the training room at the Hereford head o ce was named after him on his 50th anniversary last September. He said: “The start of my journey was with Denco Miller, where I worked alongside the joint company founder Allan Miller on some of the very first computer room units and refrigerated compressed air dryers. I have worked with, I think, about 12 managing directors and somehow survived all changes and restructures. As Einstein once said, ‘it is not to strive for success but only to be of use’. “My recipe for longevity is my deep passion for the involvement in product designs, taking many forms with continuing evolving technologies,. Every single day presented me with a new challenge. In my opinion, each and every product I have had the pleasure of being some part involved in, has been world-beating if not in some cases pioneering. It has been a pleasure to work alongside the brilliant professional engineers within FläktGroup. “I have many memories that are and will continue to be long lasting. I would like to thank all colleagues who have been involved in the many projects over the years and last but not least, thanks to the executive board for guidance and support.’’ FläktGroup’s fond farewell to Tony Watkins Before and after: Caitlin with the hair she has donated to the Little Princess Trust Tony with an Escana 84 in 2006

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