International SOS social committee raises over £1,100 for local Aberdeen charity

21 December 2016 ,  —


North-east charity, Instant Neighbour, has received a donation of £1,100 from staff at leading medical travel and security risk services company, International SOS, which will go towards supporting vulnerable people across Aberdeen.

The amount donated is part of the £2,100 raised in the last 12 months by the company’s Aberdeen-based social committee, who organised several events including sporting challenges, bake sales and a raffle at the Christmas party. 

International SOS team in Aberdeen

Dr Michael Braida, Regional Medical Director at International SOS said: “I am proud of our social committee, who work in their own time to build a programme of events to assist local charities. 

“It is especially important to support Instant Neighbour in the festive season as they provide vital services within our community, with many people relying on the emergency food parcels they prepare. 

“They also provide clothing, toys, nappies and baby food for families and give health promotion advice to encourage healthy eating and giving up smoking in order to improve families’ general health.

Sophy Green, chief executive of Instant Neighbour, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have received such a generous donation from International SOS. This donation will go towards funding our vital services which are used on a daily basis by our growing client base. 

“The charity relies heavily on the generosity of people across the North-east. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at International SOS for their generosity, especially at this time of year, and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Instant Neighbour.”

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About International SOS

International SOS is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 1000 locations in 90 countries.

Our expertise is unique: More than 11,000 employees are led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members. 

We pioneer a range of preventive programmes strengthened by our in-country expertise. We deliver unrivalled emergency assistance during critical illness, accident or civil unrest. 

We are passionate about helping clients put Duty of Care into practice. With us, multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.

Who we are, infographic

International SOS is a trusted partner to the oil and gas industry. With a robust heritage of over 30 years’ experience in providing occupational health and remote medical services, we support our clients to reduce risk, increase efficiency and fulfil strict legislative requirements.  

With eight locations across Norway and the UK, we have a comprehensive understanding of the medical and health issues unique to the energy sector as well as the environments and parameters within which our customers operate.  This combined with unrivalled passion provides our clients and their people with seamless health and remote medical services on and offshore.

Our suite of tailored services include occupational health, remote medical services, medical staffing, work environment, supply chain and training. These essential functions deliver tangible business benefits including reduced operational risk, absenteeism and increased productivity. International SOS is fully equipped to provide both topside and diving medical emergency services and offers 24/7 emergency cover.