Team of SPTS volunteers will be giving back to the community at Ringland Primary School
Newport, United Kingdom – SPTS Technologies UK Ltd, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today announced a team of 10 employees will be volunteering in their community, giving something back as part of Business in the Community’s Give & Gain Day 2014. The team of SPTS volunteers will be working with the Ringland Primary School in Newport to help improve the outside play area of the nursery/infants school with a fresh coat of paint.
Give & Gain Day 2014 is the UK’s only national day of employee volunteering and is coordinated by Business in the Community – the business-led charity that stands for responsible business. Give & Gain Day is a celebration of the power and potential of employee volunteering. Held on 16 May this year, Give & Gain Day will see 1,000 volunteers from companies across Wales working on projects that can make a real difference to people’s lives.
“I’m delighted that SPTS Technologies is involved in Give & Gain Day this year,” said Kevin Crofton, president and chief operating officer at SPTS. “As a business that values our links with the local community, it is great to be giving something back in this way.”
Commenting, Rosie Sweetman, Director of Business in the Community in Wales, said:
“With 1,000 employee volunteers signed-up and ready to go, this is an amazing achievement and a real demonstration that business in Wales is a force for good in communities across the country. Give & Gain Day 2014 is going to be the best yet.”
Give & Gain Day 2014 is coordinated by Business in the Community, the business-led charity that stands for responsible business. Give & Gain Day is sponsored nationally by Lloyds Banking Group, Society and Waitrose, in association with BT and ITV. In Wales Give & Gain Day is supported by the Welsh Government, RCT Homes and their supply chain partners, Quicksons, M. DeLacey & Sons and Jasonic.
UPDATE: added 19th May 2014
Images of the event and results:
One of the walls prior to painting Painters hard a work
SPTS' Painters hard at work
SPTS employees in front of one of the repainted walls
One unpainted wall
Ringland Primary School's summer house also gets a make-over
Improvements to Ringland Primary School's windows
School's summer house also gets a make-over
Improvements to windows
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About Give & Gain Day 2014
Give & Gain Day is a celebration of the power and potential of employee volunteering across the world. It will take place on 16 May 2014. Businesses across the UK are made up of hundreds of thousands of skilled, experienced and energetic staff, while community organisations social enterprises and schools are crying out for the resources and knowledge that businesses can offer. As part of Give & Gain Day 2014 hundreds of companies are giving their employees a chance to take time out of work to address what local communities need. Since 2008, over 82,000 people in 35 countries around the world have taken part in Give & Gain Day and 2014 will see the 100,000th person take part.
About Business in the Community
Business in the Community is a unique business-led force for good. We stand for responsible business, with our members committed to behaving responsibly and making Wales a better place to live and work. We offer our members practical support to help them transform their businesses and integrate responsible practices into their operations. We have over 850 members across the UK, including 80% of the FTSE 100. In Wales we work with over 150 companies ranging from micro-SMEs to large corporate with an operational presence in Wales.
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