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Bristow Helicopters Ltd Lends a Helping Hand at Local Charity

June 04, 2015

A team of employees from the Aberdeen bases of Bristow Helicopters Ltd lent a hand today, Thursday 4 June, at VSA’s Arrdeir House in Mannofield as part of the company’s Uplift program.

The volunteers visited Arrdeir House for the day to carry out a range of tasks in the garden, including painting, weeding and a general spring clean. The most dramatic change in the garden is the creation of a tranquil chill out zone for residents which provides a safe and positive outdoor environment for the care home residents.

Arrdeir House provides accommodation for those living with mental health problems to help them maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life.

Alan Corbett, managing director of Bristow Helicopters Ltd, said: “VSA and Arrdeir House provide care to people who need a little extra support.. We are pleased to contribute to our local community in this way and to support the continued delivery of the vital services provided at Arrdeir House. We hope that the residents benefit from their refreshed surroundings.”

Doreen Murray, team leader at Arrdeir House said: “Both gardening and enjoying the outdoors can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health and wellbeing. We couldn’t have created the chill out zone in the garden without the man-power provided by Bristow Helicopters here today so we’re very grateful for their time and support. They’ve created the perfect oasis of calm for the residents to enjoy and coming into the summer months it’s ideally timed to allow them to enjoy the outdoor space.”

Taylor Industrial kindly donated a skip for garden waste and PDM provided a garden membrane to help with landscaping.

The volunteer day is part of Bristow’s annual Uplift program which is a global initiative aimed at supporting local groups and good causes in the community where they operate by offering their time or providing funds to different projects.

For more information contact:
Mhairi Greer
Weber Shandwick
01224 806600

About Bristow Helicopters Ltd
Bristow Helicopters Ltd. has served the offshore oil transport industry in the UK for nearly 60 years. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliated company of Bristow Group Inc.

Bristow Helicopters Ltd is the leading provider of search and rescue (SAR) services in the UK, on behalf of Her Majesty's Coastguard, having been awarded the UK SAR contract and the Gap SAR contract for Northern Scotland. Bristow Helicopters has a long history of providing world class SAR services in the UK, beginning in 1971 and has flown more than 44,000 SAR operational hours in the UK and conducted over 15,000 SAR missions, during which more than 7,000 people have been rescued by our crews and helicopters. For more information on Bristow’s SAR operations, please visit

About Bristow Group
Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. The company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad. For more information, visit the Company's website at