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Renishaw’s festive lunches raise over £10,000 for charity

10 February

In December 2021, employees at the Gloucestershire and South Wales sites of engineering technologies company, Renishaw, helped to raise over £10,000 for charity. By donating money for festive lunchboxes organised by the company and its caterers, employees raised money for five different charities selected by the Renishaw Charities Committee.

In lieu of its traditional festive company celebrations, Renishaw offered festive lunchboxes to its employees across its facilities in Gloucestershire and South Wales. For each lunchbox ordered, employees made a donation and Renishaw also donated £1, with the Renishaw Charities Committee then matching the total sum raised. The overall total of £10,716 was then split equally between five charities chosen by the Renishaw Charities Committee — the NSPCC, Crisis, Samaritans, Many Tears Animal Rescue and the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB).

“While our normal celebrations couldn't go ahead due to our Covid protocols, we still wanted to do something as a company to celebrate the festive period,” explained Chris Pockett, Head of Communications at Renishaw. “The festive lunches both enabled the team to stay connected and get into the festive spirit while also raising money for charities that are close to their hearts.”

The Renishaw Charities Committee is made up of employee representatives who meet every two months to distribute funds made available by the company to support charitable and voluntary organisations local to Renishaw's main UK locations. It is particularly focused on organisations that support children and young people, people with disabilities, health, fitness and lifelong learning initiatives, community and social development, and community sports and leisure activities.

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