We are delighted to confirm that we have helped raise funds for services assisting blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire by devising a campaign which has gone global.
We raised £500 for our nominated charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind, through holding a raffle and making a company donation instead of sending out printed Christmas cards. We devised a humorous Santa and Reindeer ‘Selfie’ themed electronic Christmas card which was issued to Flexcrete customers all around the world.
Flexcrete has recently been declared one of the North West’s leading Export Champions by the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for the third year running and enjoys a thriving export business with international agents and distributors in some 65 countries worldwide.
Galloway’s Society for the Blind supports people living with blindness or a visual impairment. Operating from four Sight Advice Centres across the North West, the charity provides a range of services to over 7,000 blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire. Services provided include talking newspapers, support groups, escorted holidays and outdoor activities. 100 people a day start to lose their sight nationally, but over 50% of sight loss is avoidable in the UK. Galloway’s needs to raise £1 million a year to meet the cost of existing services and the majority of this work is funded by the general public through donations and legacies.
Graham James OBE, Director of Flexcrete Technologies Limited said: “Galloway’s carries out some wonderful work to support the blind and those living with a visual impairment, so we’re just glad we could help in a small way. We sent our electronic card to customers all around the world and featured Galloway’s as our company nominated charity, so hopefully their cause will have gained coverage globally.”
Emma Russ, Senior Fundraiser at Galloway’s, commented: “Without the support of fantastic local companies like Flexcrete, we simply could not continue our vital services to blind and partially sighted people. We aim to increase independence so that visually impaired people have the same opportunities that the sighted world can often take for granted. It’s only with continued support, from businesses like Flexcrete, that we are able to do this and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of them.”