Children and older people are just some of the Crewe residents who have benefited from the recent charitable efforts of major local employer, Air Products.
The company’s #60for60 campaign is encouraging employees to donate at least 60 minutes of their time to worthwhile activities in the area they work to mark its 60th anniversary in the UK.
Employees from Air Products’ Crewe team have donated almost 100 hours in the local community where efforts have included:
- Setting up an afternoon tea at Hollymere House Care Home: eight members of the Marketing team treated residents at the home to a special afternoon of tea and cakes, making sure everyone had a hugely enjoyable day.
- Improving open spaces: seven employees from Air Products’ Leadership team helped out with a major gardening and decorating project at The Wingate Centre, devoted to enriching the lives of children and young people with disabilities. Thanks to their efforts, the gym changing rooms have been freshly decorated and the outdoor spaces look neat and tidy.
- Inspiring the next generation of engineers: employees visited pupils at Warmingham Primary School to show them the magic of science with liquid nitrogen demonstrations and other experiments to help ignite their imaginations.
- Supporting charities: other members of the team donated their time to raise money for Marie Curie and support the work of St Luke’s Hospice.
Local causes will continue to benefit in the coming months with plenty more community-conscious activites planned.
Catherine Cook, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, The Wingate Centre, said: “The team from Air Products worked so hard and their efforts have made such a huge difference to us and to the children who come to visit us. The gym changing rooms have been transformed into bright rooms and the gardens look so much tidier. We couldn’t have done it without them.”
Gemma Pontin, Marketing Manager, said: “We wanted to do something a bit different and taking time out of our normal schedules to be at the care home was great. It was lovely to spend some time with the residents and to see them enjoying the various sandwiches and cakes that our team had made.”
Lynn Willacy, Community & STEM Ambassador, Industrial Gases UK and Ireland, said: “This has been a great opportunity for our colleagues to give something back to the local community in which they live and work. We’re extremely proud of the efforts of our team in donating their time to the local causes that matter to them.”
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company’s core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.
The Company had fiscal 2017 sales of $8.2 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $35 billion. Approximately 15,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from a diversity of backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities and the world. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.