A GENEROUS donation of more than £4,000 has been made to the British Liver Trust after fundraising by Camberley engineering firm Fluor.

At a recent presentation, a cheque for £4,444 was handed to the charity by chief design engineer, Keith Lockwood.

The company’s Sports and Social Club chose the trust as its nominated charity to receive money raised over the past year.

Sally Bovey, administrator and community fundraiser for the charity, told those gathered at the presentation that the money would be put toward valuable research.

Mr Lockwood, whose wife suddenly died due to a liver related illness, said the British Liver Trust was a “natural choice” when deciding on a nominated charity.

He told those gathered at the presentation of the support and caring he received from the firm after his wife died.

He also thanked the sports and social committee for helping him through a difficult time.

“I was asked if I wanted to nominate a charity and obviously the British Liver Trust is close to me.

“You try to think of how we can research into the complaint my wife had and so it seemed like the natural place to go.”

On receiving the award, Ms Bovey said the money would be “used very wisely” and would be put into a research project focussing on scarring of the liver.

She said: “This is a very generous award, I’m absolutely thrilled and receive it with enormous thanks.”

Forming the UK arm of a predominantly American company, Fluor Limited has been based on the Watchmoor Park industrial estate for more than a decade.

It currently has engineering projects in oil and gas production, processing and refining, power plants, pharmaceutical and rail infrastructure facilities located all over the world.

James McNicoll, operations manager of Fluor Limited, said of the donation: “We always want to have a positive impact in the community and hence, through the social committee, we have the remit to do that.”