Employees of Stratford-upon-Avon based environmental and recycling business Valpak Limited, have been working hard to raise money for their chosen charity in 2010. Valpak’s Charity Committee put this year’s charity decision to the vote, and staff decided to support a sustainable water management project which is being run by the Kamla Foundation.
To date Valpak’s charity fundraising events have included an Easter egg hunt, a bake sale and quizzes and staff have so far managed to raise almost £3,000 towards this worthwhile project. All donated funds have been put towards the development and implementation of three bore wells across Tamil Nadu in rural India.
The most successful fundraising event to date was "Valpak Gunge Week" whereby staff nominated fellow colleagues who had bravely put themselves forward for a gunging on the final day. Nominees were put into four categories: The Ringleaders, The Whip crackers, The Grafters and the Money Grabbers. Gunge buckets were auctioned off and Andrew Green, from British Polythene Industries, paid for the privilege of gunging Alan Price, Valpak’s Director of Procurement. Gunge Week alone managed to raise over £1,000 as nervous staff voted strategically to get themselves out of the running.
Steve Gough, CEO of Valpak Limited, commented:
"Valpak staff are happy to support a project which will improve the quality of so many peoples’ lives."
"Money raised from staff activities and kind donations are helping the Kamla Foundation to install bore wells that will cover the needs of 35 rural hamlets. These wells will eventually benefit some 2,500 people residing in some of the remotest parts of Tamil Nadu, India. Clean drinking water by installation of hand pumps is seen as essential for survival in rural areas of India, where the Foundation operates.
For more information about Valpak staffs’ charity fundraising activities please contact Lisa Regan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08450 682 572.