e2v and its Chelmsford and Lincoln based employees have donated a total of £11,625 to charities and good causes. Over £6,600 was raised by employees, with the remaining £5,000 coming from the e2v foundation.
The money raised by employees came from a variety of events run throughout the year, including the employee lottery, football competition, book & DVD library, sale of surplus IT equipment, cake baking and events held at the company’s whoosh! learning centre.
The e2v foundation is a separate fund financed by e2v and managed by the Essex Community Foundation, where the interest made each year is donated to good causes. 5 separate donations were made this year, including to Riding for the Disabled and Home Start, an organisation which helps young families in difficulties.
The money raised by employees has benefited 6 charitable organisations close to e2v’s sites: Little Havens Children’s Hospice, Essex and Lincoln Air Ambulance, St Barnabus Hospice, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Farleigh Hospice.
Andy Bennett Chair of e2v’s Charities Committee commented, “These central donations are really only the tip of the iceberg. Our people support and raise money for charities and good causes close to their own hearts day in and day out, demonstrating their generosity and strong desire to help charitable causes within their communities.”
Andy Bennett Group Communications Manager
Image: Andy Bennett presenting a cheque for £1500 to Essex Air Ambulance
NOTES FOR EDITORS
e2v is a leading global provider of specialist technology for high performance systems and equipment; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components for specialist applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.
e2v is headquartered in the UK, employs approximately 1500 people, has design and production facilities across Europe and North America, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. For the year ended 31 March 2011, e2v reported sales of £229m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information visit e2v.com.