The deal was set up by PCM’s John Jones. Jones sees support of the Fund as part of PCM’s on-going commitment to the entertainment and production industry: "We’re extremely proud to be doing this. I’m positive we’re setting trends for others to follow. It’s great to be able to help those who use our gear and support us," he enthuses. The PSA Welfare & Benevolent Fund was initially launched at PLASA 1998. It was established for two immediate purposes: firstly, to provide occasional financial ‘life-boats’ for members and their families suffering from unexpected trauma when failed by private insurance or the welfare state, and secondly to expand the skills and qualification base of members, in particular to assist in re-training.
Tuesday, 18 September 2001
PCM, Wirral-based European importers and distributors of the CM Lodestar hoist used PLASA 2001 to present its latest cheque to the PSA (Production Services Association) in support of their Welfare and Benevolent Fund. This brought the total now donated by the company to over £17,000. The cheque for £4,020 was presented to the PSA’s Chris Coates by PCM’s John Jones. This instalment results from PCM’s on-going ‘sponsorship’ of the PSA’s Welfare and Benevolent Fund, an initiative launched in February 1999. The deal is linked directly to PCM’s sale of Columbus McKinnon Lodestar hoists: for every Lodestar hoist purchased in the UK through PCM, £10 is donated to the Welfare Fund.