At Würth UK we believe that it is our responsibility to consider the wellbeing of our employees, suppliers, customers and the communities in which we operate. As our understanding of the way our operations and products affect the environment and those who handle our products, from manufacture through to end user, our social responsibility policy develops to reflect this. As an industry leader it is our wish to develop a world leading policy that represents best practice throughout the industry.
Work in the Community
We believe it is important to support the local community and both the company and employees support a number of local charities through various initiatives. We are pleased to be actively supporting the following organisations and encourage further participation through our internal magazine.
Parkway Primary School
At Parkway Primary School children's achievement and progress is at the heart of everything they do. They are an ACE school where the pupils and staff focus on:
Aiming high with confidence
Co-operating and learning together
Enabling everybody to succees
They empower their pupils to be the best they can be by providing them with exciting and challenging learning opportunities. For 2013 Marketing Manager Angela Smith will have been asked to join the school as Governor in order to help promote the school to the local community and come up with ideas for fundraising etc..
Archway Project - Thamesmead
The Archway Project in Thamesmead, South East London was formed in 1982 as a voluntary organisation to work with young people. It has now grown to become a successful and busy independent youth project. The Archway Project works with teenagers from across the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley and specifically targets those most disaffected by society in general. This would include young people in care, those excluded from school and young people involved in the Youth Justice system.
The majority of their work is based around motorcycles, they repair and recycle damaged motorcycles, maintain motorcycles and ride the bikes on legal off-road tracks around the country. The young people who attend the project learn how to maintain the bikes, they learn how to ride motorbikes (with fully qualified instructors) and they get to take part in nationwide competitions both as teams and individually. The motorcycles are used as a medium to engage young people and direct their enthusiasm.
Würth are supporting the Archway Project with product and training.
Goal 4 Gambia
Goal for The Gambia is a charity set up to support education and training opportunities, primarily for young people in The Gambia.
The Charity was set up in 2006 when fundraising initially started for a nursery school. This soon escalated and sponsorships were offered to individual children and now one of the charities trustees, Sandy, is living in The Gambia and regularly visits the projects and the sponsored children.
The charity currently sponsors more than 100 young people through different stages of education from nursery to university but there are still many more children desperate for the opportunity to receive an education.
Würth UK have played a big part in helping the charity, having donated returned or un-wanted tooling, hardware and any other items we feel they will benefit from, these all helped towards the building of a new toilet, which as shown in the image was knocked down and re-built so the children could have a more hygenic toilet. We also send any form of school equipment we can provide from campaigns which we will run throughout the year.
Würth also now have a shop open in Tanji which has provided one local man with employment
For more information on this charity and to become a sponsor visit http://goal4gambia.org/
True Heroes Racing
True Heroes Racing is a unique charity set up for troops wounded in the line of duty. They raise funds to help support a team of wounded military veterans who are engineering and racing a motorbike against professional teams.
True Heroes Racing first took place in September 2012 where Lance Corporal Murray Hambro of 2nd Royal Tank Regiment who lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan raced around the Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire on a specially-adapted Triumph Daytona 675R bike. The charity was set up by the Royal Navy’s Chief Petty Officer Phil Spencer who said “Having met so many amazing and inspirational people through my association with Afghan Heroes, I wanted to be able to offer these guys who’d suffered some appalling injuries a new focus and sense of direction once they’d reached the end of their medical rehabilitation journey.” The charity is run by a mix of injured and able-bodied UK service personnel to show the riders can do ‘anything that their able bodied counterparts can’.
Würth UK are happy to announce that we now sponsor such an amazing charity, we will be providing the charity with product support, allowing the troops to maintain their motorbikes to the highest standard they need in order to compete.`
True Heroes racing are back on the track from September and have other fund raising events taking place throughout the year. For full details of upcoming events and to read more about what the charity does please visit http://www.afghanheroes.org.uk/homepage.asp
The official True Heroes Racing website will go live in the next couple of weeks, visit www.trueheroesracing.co.uk
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