P&G Donate £42,000 to Local Charities at Thurrock 'Charity Awards Gala 2016'

Monday, May 23, 2016 4:05 pm BST


On Saturday 14th May 2016 over 200 people attended a P&G [Thurrock] Charity Awards evening at the Holiday Inn, Basildon.  Guests included P&G employees, Deputy Mayor Cathy Kent, Councillor Martin Kein, and local charities: Thurrock Foodbank, South Essex Rape & Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC) and Thurrock Mind.

The reception kicked off with photographs and a 3-course dinner, which was preceded by the amazing singing talents of Evolution Foundation College

The Charity awards recognised the fundraising efforts of P&G employees in the local Community and three major Thurrock charities chosen as the recipients of P&G’s charity donations this year. Thurrock Mind, Thurrock Foodbank and SERICC each received £10,000 to help continue the incredible work that they are doing in the local community.  Awards were delivered on stage along with video footage of the great work being done by these charities in the local community.

Sarah Cordell, Operations Manager for Thurrock Foodbank said "We are really grateful for this donation which recognises the importance of the role Thurrock Foodbank is able to play in the local community here in Thurrock.   

This generous gift from P&G will allow our work to continue and help with the resources we need to carry out our operation and support the 200 volunteers who make it happen.  Thank you for this amazing donation and for recognising the role that Thurrock Foodbank plays in supporting residents of our borough.

Thameside Primary School were awarded the P&G Sustainability Poster Competition Prize in partnership with the Renewable Energy Association (REA). Judged and awarded by Councillor Martin Kerin and Dr Nina Skorupska, 1st prize winner Nora was invited to the stage to receive a cheque for her school of £2,250 to put towards Sustainibility initiatives at the school, as well as a book voucher and a P&G goody bag.

P&G’s Community Matters co-ordinator, Paul Wilson, said: “P&G are commited to help and support local charities. We have a long standing history in West Thurrock, having been based here since 1937. It’s really important that as one of the largest employers in the area we help our local community. We are delighted to support Thurrock Mind, SERICC and Thurrock Food Bank this year as well as a number of other charities. We are delighted to have given away over £100,000 over the last 5 years to help charities continue their incredible work.

Closing the evening, Deputy Major Councillor Cathy Kent thanked the generosity and kindness of P&G and it’s employees in the local community. 

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