Supporting the Pound for Piper Memorial Fund
Updated: Aug 31, 2019
AXIS Network would like to announce that they are supporting ‘The Pound for Piper Memorial Fund’. This Fund supports the upkeep of the Piper Alpha Memorial Gardens. We will be collecting for the fund at all of our events in 2018, and hope you will support us by donating.
The Piper Alpha Memorial and Gardens, located in Aberdeen’s Hazelhead Park, commemorates the 167 lives lost in the 1988 Piper Alpha Disaster. The Memorial lists the names of the 167 men who died, on the 6th July 1988, at the Occidental oil platform, Piper Alpha, 120 miles offshore in the North Sea. Only 61 men were rescued from the platform. This year is the 30th Anniversary when an evening service will be held at ‘The Piper Alpha Memorial Gardens’ in Hazelhead Park, on the 6th July 2018.
The tragedy was the world’s worst offshore disaster, and led to a 188 day public enquiry and detailed report by Lord Cullen. Improvements in the management of process safety, and the safety provisions for offshore personnel were strongly recommended, and significant changes have been made in the intervening 30 years.
The Memorial was commissioned by the families of those lost and was designed and sculpted by Sue Jane Taylor at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, cast at High Wycombe, and funded by private and public subscribers.
The Memorial was unveiled by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on 6th July 1991.
If you would like to give to support the continued upkeep of the ‘Memorial Gardens’ at Hazelhead Park, please do so at the ‘Pound for Piper Memorial Fund’ Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/poundforpiper