Employees of County Durham, bespoke glass manufacturer Romag have donated over £600 to local charities after starting their own charity sweet box.
Rail Account Manager Diane Chatton, who manages the box with System Support Administrator Ian Blair commented “It just seemed like such an easy idea. We’ve had charity boxes before but visits between collections were too few and far between. As soon as boxes were coming in, they were running out again”.
“We have over 20 employees in head office who regularly purchase snacks and by taking the reins and managing our own sweet box ourselves we can control the supply and increase the amount raised overall to charities close to our heart”.
The proceeds from the proceeds have been split between four charities; Leadgate Partnership – where 320 selection boxes were purchased for the annual Santa parade for local children, Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas and Willow Burn Hospice. The money will go towards activities, food, gifts and essential items over the Christmas period.
Mark Jones, Managing Director of Romag commented “We are delighted with the initiative shown by Ian and Diane and are fully supportive of any efforts our staff make towards raising money for worthy causes. The charities selected are wonderful and fully deserving of the funds”.
Romag has supplied manufacturing glass in their County Durham factory since 1943, with a 150-strong workforce they now supply to architectural, security and transport markets worldwide.