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Spirax Sarco Employees Build Prosthetic Hands for Children

Spirax Sarco hosted their annual charity event at the Westin Hotel in Savannah, GA on Saturday, March 11, 2017 where participants built prosthetic hands for children in third-world countries who are missing limbs.

There are 300,000 landmine rated amputees globally and 20% of those are children. Employees worked in teams to build 37 prosthetic hands for global distribution to children around the world. With one hour to build them, employees, divided into teams, collaborated to reach the common goal of successfully building one hand per group.

This team building activity was a lot of fun for all employees and it was a great way to build morale while building a better world. The prosthetics built are a low-cost alternative for typical medical grade prosthetic hands, generally costing around $3,000 per unit. After completion, the prosthetics were prepped for global distribution. 

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