Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Procter and Gamble celebrate Thurrock’s community

LAST WEEKEND (May 14th) local company P&G (Procter & Gamble) based in West Thurrock Grays held a Charity Awards evening at the Holiday Inn Basildon. The evening was attended by over 200 people which included P&G employees, Deputy Mayor Cathy Kent, Councillor Martin Kerin, and local charities Thurrock Foodback, South Essex Rape & Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC) and Thurrock Mind. The reception kicked off with red carpet treatment and photographs followed by a three-course dinner.

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. Â

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 [right] was invited to the stage to receive a cheque for her school of £2,250 to put towards Sustianbility initiatives within 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 as part of our Community Matters programme. 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.

Charity Awards:

Thurrock Mind- £10,000

SERICC- £10,000

Thurrock Food Bank- £10,000

Twelve awards of £1000 each, which also awarded to chosen charities by P&G employees:

1st award- Jackie receives award for £1000 towards the Mo Farah foundation

2nd award- Eylem ,Eva and Loraine receives award for £1000 towards Children In Need

3rd award- Barry receives award for £1000 for MacMillan

4th award- Martin receives award for £1000 for Havens Hospice, Battle of Britain Memorial trust and Royal Marine Charitable Trust

5th award- Nicole – receives award for £1000 for Cancer Research

6th award-Neil – receives award for £1000 for SNAP (special needs and parents)

7th award-Simon – receives award for £1000 for Cancer UK.

8th award-Lee – receives award for £1000 for Samaritans

9th award-Jonathan – receives award for £1000 for Liver Disease foundation

10th award-Andrew – receives award for £1000 for Canvey Island Scout Group

11th award- Richard – receives award for £1000 for Help the Heroes

12th award -Helen ,Jackie , Kate ,Emma ,Jonathan and Sandev receives award for £1000 Movember.

P&G Sustainability Poster Competition in partnership with the Renewable Energy Association

1st Prize: Nora Mehmeti, Thameside Primary School

2nd Prize: Aridle Dubois, Thameside Primary School

3rd Prize: Krystal Davies-Sheldon


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