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Press Release09th Aug 2018

Local business rallied to support Pound for Piper charity

Supporters of the Pound for Piper Memorial Trust, have been given the opportunity to buy a limited-edition print commissioned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha tragedy.


The Trust commissioned a total of 167 prints, one for each individual life lost in the disaster, from local artist and long-term supporter, Elizabeth McAlpine, who donated the artwork from her portfolio. Each of Elizabeth’s prints feature the Memorial Monument created by sculptor, Sue Jane Taylor, together with preparatory sketches and a detailed description of the sculpture which depicts three offshore workers. The charity has maintained the Memorial Garden in Aberdeen’s Hazlehead Park since 2013.


Matt Abraham, Oil & Gas UK’s Health and Safety Director, said:

“Funds raised from the sale of the prints will help pay for the ongoing maintenance of the Piper Alpha Memorial Rose Garden and Oil & Gas UK is happy to support the Trust’s efforts to ensure it remains a place of reflection and remembrance for those who survived that night and for the families and friends of those who lost their lives.”


Those wishing to support the upkeep of the Memorial gardens by purchasing a professionally framed print at a cost of £267 are advised to contact Steve Rae, Chairman of the Trust, at [email protected] to obtain a print number which they can reference when making a payment. The Trust’s  Just Giving website is at .


Notes to Editors

  • Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies.
  • The Pound for Piper Memorial Trust aims to raise funds to pay for the upkeep of the gardens and Piper Alpha memorial for many years to come.


Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Lucy Gordon on 01224 577331 / [email protected]