Staff at a Corby company joined together to be a force for good on their first 'Be The Difference Day' by donating their time, efforts and resources in the community.
PDI International, a global leader in infection prevention products, celebrated their day of community action helping with general maintenance at Corby Homeless Project
For its first year, more than 60 people participated across four different locations including Corby, Manchester, Milan and Lisbon.
More than £12,000 was raised and the proceeds were split and presented to organisations chosen by colleagues, including Cancer Research and Lakelands Hospice in Corby and Cransley Hospice and Mind in Kettering.
President of PDI International, David Gueundjian, said: “Our involvement with the Corby community goes back almost 20 years now, and we are very proud to have made Corby the central point of our International efforts.
"PDI International’s mission goes beyond business, and this first International Be The Difference Day has given our colleagues in the UK an amazing opportunity to exemplify our unique culture, give back to our communities, and impact even more lives around us.”
As well as countless donations of critical items, such as clothing, blankets, books and toys which were dropped off at Cancer Research’s superstore in Corby, teams also coordinated volunteer activities.
In Corby, a team spent the day at the Corby Homeless Project, painting, gardening and general maintenance as well as baking more than 100 cupcakes for its residents and staff.
They also presented a cheque for £6,750 to Kettering Mind and £1,000 to Cransley Hospice.