ESG Report 2022 June 2022 - Page 40

We make it personal
3.5 Community investment
We make a positive and lasting impact on local communities
The Group ’ s charitable and community engagement aims to make a lasting impact in the communities local to our manufacturing sites . This has been particularly important in the past two years of COVID-19 .
The team continued its focus on supporting the communities where our business operations are located .
Following our immediate and urgent response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 , we continued working with local causes that were focusing on supporting children . We know that our continued support is greatly appreciated by these groups .
Our ongoing collaboration with local primary schools , both in the Dalmarnock area of Glasgow and Bridge of Weir has ensured that the return to full time education included some much appreciated extracurricular activities . 2021 has also seen our STEMs team launch a multi-year programme with Bridge of Weir Primary School . Greenpower Educational Trust inspire young people around the world to excel in Science , Technology , Engineering and Maths through a unique challenge ; to design , build and race an electric car . Our team were delighted to support pupils both in the classroom and through visits to our new cut and sew facility where we helped them in the design and build of a leather seat for their car . We look forward to next year ’ s project with Bridge of Weir Primary and also to working with a Paisley primary school on a STEMs project .
Our relationships with Families First Johnstone , Renfrewshire Toy Bank and With Kids in Glasgow are well established , so it was particularly pleasing to cement our relatively new but evolving partnership with Darkwood Crew who are doing an amazing job working with the young , and the not so young , in Ferguslie Park , Paisley . This charity really appreciates the practical and financial support it receives from our company as well as the generosity of our employees who donate Christmas gifts for the children and senior citizens of Ferguslie Park . Together we really do make a difference and we look forward to supporting Darkwood Crew for many years to come .
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