Corby company to help typhoon victims with £218,000 donation

Corby firm RS Components is to donate products worth �218,000 to humanitarian relief projects.

Corby firm RS Components is to donate products worth �218,000 to humanitarian relief projects.

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Corby firm RS Components is to donate products worth £218,000 to humanitarian relief projects.

Its initial donation of £12,000 of end-of-line goods will go to the Philippines to help victims of the typhoon Haiyan.

Items such as tools, hard hats and other health and safety equipment will be invaluable in the work to rebuild communities devastated by the typhoon in November which claimed the lives of at least 6,000 people.

RS Components staff will pick and pack the products and then send them to the charity Hope and Aid Direct, which will then match the surplus stock to needs in the disaster area.

RS global asset manager Karen Duncan said: “We have end-of-line products which need to be disposed of responsibly and what better way than to donate them to charitable relief efforts all over the world.

“The first phase of our donations is destined for the Philippines.

“Charities such as Hope and Aid Direct make a huge difference through ensuring that these products can be used to great effect.”