Unitas' Helping Hands donation to The Hygiene Bank

Stoke-on-Trent Contractors, Southern Power Tools, support their local community with Unitas? Helping Hands Fund

Southern Power Tools, one of Unitas? suppliers, donated 1% of their contract value to Unitas’ Helping Hands Fund as part of their contract commitment to corporate social responsibility.

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Unitas? senior leadership team and Southern Power Tools supported the decision to submit the donation to the Helping Hands Fund in order to support those in need across the city.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council recommended a number of charity groups that were doing fantastic work to support the community.

Peter Bartlett, Director of Southern Power Tools, said: ?We were advised on who the recipients of the donation would be and we?re always very supportive of Unitas? suggestions. We have had a number of messages via email and social media to say thanks.?

One of the recipients of the CSR donation funds was North Staffordshire Hospital. We used the money to purchase Easter eggs and hand creams for the staff at the hospital.

UNHM Chief Executive, Tracey Bullock, said: ?We have been humbled by the generosity of local people, businesses and schools such as yourselves who have fundraised for our UHNM Charity Appeal and donated food and care items for both staff and patients.

The incredible response to appeals for items such as hand cream and moisturisers was phenomenal, and have been pivotal in helping us to provide much needed care packages to help staff wellbeing.?

Charity organisations, The Nappy Project, and The Hygiene Bank, work to give families access to toiletries and medicine to make sure that they are able to stay clean and healthy whatever the circumstances. We were able to provide nappies, liquid paracetamol, baby formula milk, sanitary towels, deodorant, razors, head lice treatment, hand cream, and laundry detergent, thanks to the donation made by Southern Power Tools.

We were happy to also be able to support Fegg Hayes Futures, the charity who runs The Hub, a community meet-point and resource for people living in the surrounding area, by providing them with additional items for their children?s activity packs.

Ms Helen Snashall from Fegg Hayes Futures said: ?We were especially delighted that Unitas picked us to benefit from some extra funding they had been given, and we’re excited for the activity pack resources to arrive.

?Our area has many council houses, so we are used to Unitas being part of our community, but it is great to see how they have stepped up at this time and how we’ve been able to work together.?

Unitas is dedicated to creating a positive impact in the communities in which we work. If you have a community project that needs funding or support, email us at?special.projects@unitas.co.uk?for more information about our Helping Hands Fund, or fill out the application form here.

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