In addition to our last blog on the 4th of the 5 pillars, “healthy society” this blog shows just some of the things that we’re doing here at Nikken Europe to help the wider society and community – giving something back.
Pink Day – http://www.wearitpink.co.uk/
On Friday 28th October 2011, Nikken Europe got involved in ‘Wear it Pink’ day, in support of the Breast Cancer Campaign – We were part of the cure. 🙂
As you may have seen on our Facebook photo album ‘Nikken Europe HQ – Behind the Scenes’, staff here in Milton Keynes gathered as many personal pink items as they could find and wore them to work. We had a selection of rather funky pink wigs and ties around the offices.
This year we had two winners!
Sally Johnson (Finance Team) wore a staggering number of 80 pink items in total, and Anja Newberry (Legal Team) dressed as a pink Cowboy Builder – something different! The girls won themselves some pink champagne and some chocolates for their great efforts.
Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure. We wanted to be a part of the cure and raised a total of £86.00!
Children in Need – http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/
BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity. Thanks to the support of the public, this charity is able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK.
£94.81 in total was raised for Children in Need, with special thanks to Matthew Smart’s (Product Development Team) two daughters who baked cakes and sold them to friends and neighbours, raising £8.00 to add to our ‘Dress Down Day’ donations.
Andy Butterworth (IT Team) came up with a great idea to donate unused PC units from our offices, putting them on sale to staff as well as donating them to organisations, local Children’s centres and charities.
With the spare PC Units we have been able to help; Stony Stratford Children’s Centre with 2 PC Units, a local school that Matthew Smart (Product Development Team) has supported has also received 2 units as well as donating 4 Units to an organisation that creates audio news for the blind.
It is fantastic that Nikken Europe has been able to help the local community and support great ideas such as this. It’s all part of…Humans Being More.
In total we have raised £207 with the sale of the PC Units, for Willen Hospice – find out more about the great Milton Keynes-based charity here http://www.willen-hospice.org.uk/
We’re looking at a volunteer scheme for our head office to get involved with during January 2012 – a positive start to the New Year, to help the local community. Visit our blog in the New Year to hear more news about this!
Christmas Food Bank Donation
Today (14th December 2011) we have donated a food hamper to the Food Bank in MK, which is a local charity who make up food parcels for less fortunate families in Milton Keynes.
Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. A time for Humans Being More and we hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones over the next couple of festive weeks.Digital Marketing & Events Team