There was a warmth in the air despite the coldness of the day as the team at Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Gillette plant presented two cheques for £974, from their Berkshire Community Foundation held fund, to the charities Daisy’s Dream and Naomi’s House and Jacksplace at the Reading manufacturing site. Plant Manager Hunsu Yilmaz and staff presented the cheques to Claire Rhodes from Daisy’s Dream and Lisa Congdon from Naomi House and Jacksplace. These two charities were nominated by staff as part of the Reading site’s 60th anniversary celebrations.
P&G Gillette Reading Site Leader, Husnu Yilmaz said: “We recently celebrated 60 years of manufacturing at the Reading Site and throughout the site’s history we have been very proud, as a local employer, to play an active role in the community, striving to be a force for good and a force for growth in Reading. Our 60th year anniversary has provided the perfect milestone to mark some of those partnerships, including our recent support for Daisy’s Dream and Naomi House & Jacksplace, which are our employee nominated site charities this year. All of us at Reading site are proud to support the fantastic and important work each of them do for local children.”
P&G’s Gillette plant have had their fund with Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) for 16 years. BCF is proud to support companies with their CSR policies, offering advice and assistance on fundraising activities and setting up funds that will support the Berkshire community. BCF’s recent Vital Signs reports highlight the need for the community to support causes benefiting disadvantaged and disabled children, particularly learning support and outdoor activities, which build confidence, enhance lives and help children achieve their full potential.
From L-R: Mike Robinson (P&G), Teri Kearsey from BCF, Claire Rhodes from Daisy’s Dream, Lisa Congdon from Naomi House & Jacksplace, Husnu Yilmaz and Louise Pollard (P&G)