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4 December 2017

Ventec proudly support ‘Skate for the 22 Foundation’ to help raise awareness of veteran suicide

December 4, 2017 – Ventec International Group, a world leader in the production of insulated metal substrates, thermally conductive, polyimide & high reliability laminates and prepregs, is proud to support the Skate for the 22 Eagles vs. Boston Bruins Alumni hockey game on December 17th at the Edge Sports Center in Bedford, Massachusetts. The game is organized by the ‘Skate For The 22 Foundation’, a nationally registered nonprofit organization which was set up in 2015 with hockey as its driver to help raise public awareness of veteran suicide and raise money to provide financial and social support for afflicted families. The Skate For The 22 Foundation provides hockey at no cost to veterans, to get them back into a supportive team environment.

It is estimated that roughly 22 veterans take their lives each day. The “Skate For The 22” Foundation aims to raise public awareness in an effort to end this crisis and provide a non-government support program to veterans. With the Skate For The 22 Eagles playing the Boston Bruins Alumni near Ventec’s USA head-office in Massachusetts in December, Ventec jumped at the opportunity to help raise awareness of the cause by supporting the game.

Skate for the 22 Eagles vs Boston Bruins Alumni Game

December 17 @ 5:30 pm

The Edge Sports Center

191 Hartwell Road

Bedford, MA 01730 United States

For tickets ($10 for adults, $5 for children) contact Shannon O’Neil at shannononeil@comcast.net

For donations, please visit www.skateforthe22.org/

“I am both shocked and saddened by the statistics coming from military veteran agencies and the Department of Veterans Affairs who have estimated that roughly 20-22 veterans take their lives each day,” says Jack Pattie, President Ventec International (USA). “Each suicide is one too many, and without the tireless work of foundations like ‘Skate For The 22 Foundation’ to raise awareness, many more lives would be lost. They are an amazing foundation, and we feel proud and privileged to be supporting them.”
About Skate For The 22 Foundation

The roots of “Skate For The 22 Foundation” lay within the New England Eagles Veteran Hockey Club, an ice hockey team of approximately 70 U.S. Armed Forces veterans. Following his 15 years of active duty with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force and after losing three friends and fellow soldiers to suicide, the team’s founder Robert “Bobby” Colliton reintegrated back into civilian life with the all too common emotions of frustration, heartbreak, and a need for change. Bobby was able to find sanctuary in the ice hockey rink. It was in the locker rooms, on the ice, and in the parking lot where nothing else mattered and he was able to forget about all the other burdens he was facing. However, there was something missing. Bobby’s vision was for a hockey team consisting of US Armed Forces veterans, skating at no cost to them. Here veterans would find the support and camaraderie that Bobby found when returning from active duty. Bobby, with the help of other veterans started the New England Eagles Veterans Hockey Club. Following the success of the New England Eagles, the mission was expanded to creating a foundation to help raise public awareness of veteran suicide, raise money to provide financial and social support for afflicted families, and raise money to support the New England Eagles continued growth. It was within this context that Bobby created “Skate For The 22” to use hockey to reduce the number of Veteran suicides. Through their partnership with the New England Eagles Veterans Hockey Club the Foundation sponsors charity games, tournaments, and local events to help raise needed funds, awareness, and to provide suicide prevention assistance. For further information, visit www.skateforthe22.org/

 

 

Institute of Circuit Technology

Evening Seminar

Majestic Hotel,

Harrogate

Yorkshire

Tuesday 5th December 2017

 

Registration is from 17:30, with the Seminar commencing at 18.00.

 

The complete programme will be announced later, but so far we have Emma Hudson of UL, will present on the topic of solder limits. Solder Limits used for recognised PCBs and materials. Many people still use the old solder float test type limits although they may not actually represent the soldering profiles to which boards are now exposed.

 

Then Andy Cobley of Coventry University will update us on two new projects looking at using a biological approach to reclaiming metal from PCB waste and also

the metallisation of textiles and fabrics for wearables (MATUREOLIFE)
Enquiries to :-
bill.wilkie@instct.org

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES – 2018
SPRING SEMINAR and AGM
13th March at the Best Western Hotel, Meriden

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
5th June at the Beaulieu Motor Museum

ANNUAL FOUNDATION COURSE
9th – 12th APRIL, with the first day at Merlin pcb, Deeside and then at Chester University.

 

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