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The rapidly growing UK Packaging Distribution company starts its annual charity donation program giving a total of £7,000 to employee-nominated charities
After introducing its new philanthropy programme across all of its regional branches last year, Kite Packaging will again be presenting cheques to seven UK charities, totalling £7,000.
With seven sites located across the UK, Kite employees from each branch were given the opportunity to nominate a charity to become the ‘Charity of the Year’ for their branch, as part of the companies CSR program. Within each branch, the most nominated charity will receive a £1,000 donation. Each Kite branch also plans to continue fundraising for charities throughout the year, with internal fundraising activities and individual support from employees.
Kite’s Compliance Division (based in Coventry) which manages the Packaging Regulations on behalf of more than 450 companies were delighted to donate £1,000 in support of charity Base 33. Base 33 was selected by one of the Division’s employees who said “This is an organisation based near where I live in Witney, they work with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and help them to get their lives back on track.”
The role of Base 33 is to provide these young people with a safe environment, where they can share their problems and gain key life skills to guide them in to creating and achieving life goals. Their support is also not time limited and therefore it helps young people manage many of the issues during their transition from childhood to becoming a young adult.
Andy Fay Managing Partner for the Compliance Division said “This is crucial work to support vulnerable young people and to give them an opportunity to turn their lives back around. We are delighted to be supporting such a worthy cause, who are making a real difference to young people’s lives.”