From left to right: Director of CSR and HR for Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland Richard Batley, Barnardo's Corporate Relationship Manager Helen Miles, Chief Executive of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Mike Newnham, Barnardo's Care Leaver Lewis and Alison Strathearn from the Derbyshire Leaving Care Service.
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, has raised more than £200,000 over the year for children’s charity Barnardo’s.
Barnardo’s has been the company’s chosen charity partner for the last year, as part of Saint-Gobain’s together charity programme. This programme brings together employees, customers and suppliers across Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland’s 36 businesses to fundraise for the chosen charity.
Richard Batley, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and HR for Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland said: “Our funds are being focussed on two critical areas: firstly, we’re building on our commitment to training to develop a new training academy in London together with a range of construction based training programmes to give young people valuable skills to help build better performing homes. Secondly, we are funding the construction of new transitional homes for young people leaving care – using know-how and combined solutions from more than 20 of our brands to create comfortable, high-performance homes.”
Tara Honeywell, Head of Corporate Partnerships for Barnardo’s, said: “The money raised by Saint-Gobain will really make a difference to transform the lives of the vulnerable children and young people we work with. This could not have happened without the dedication, hard work and commitment demonstrated by the Saint-Gobain brands. We look forward to building on this momentum in year two and seeing the impact of such an important partnership.”