Flexcrete has helped raise funds for services assisting blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire by electronically communicating with customers and distributors all around the world.
With international agents and distributors in some 65 countries worldwide, the company needs to communicate with them regularly and has been using e-mail as the primary form of communication instead of using printed materials. The money that has been saved from printing has been used to make a £500 company donation towards Flexcrete’s nominated charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind.
Flexcrete has recently been declared one of the North West’s leading Export Champions by the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for the fourth year running and enjoys a thriving export business. The company’s products can be found on some of the world’s most iconic buildings and structures, including San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, The Shard in London and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Australia.
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: “We’re delighted to support Galloway’s as the organisation carries out some fantastic work to help support the blind and those living with a visual impairment. This is just a very small token but every bit helps in Galloway’s quest to raise £1 million of funds annually.”
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.”