YMCA Derbyshire has generously been gifted £2000 from employees at Remploy, the UK’s leading employment, skills and disability specialist.
The donation has been made by the Remploy Employee Benefit Trust. As part shareholder of Remploy, the Trust is able to distribute some of its share of the company’s profits to mission-related good causes on behalf of employees.
Sarah Crane, Fundraising and Communications Manager, said: “We are truly honoured to receive this gift from the Remploy team. This is a significant donation that will go a long way in providing person-centred support to local people. We are committed to promoting positive progression to independence through supported accommodation, health and wellbeing programmes and education. This donation will help us greatly in continuing to break down barriers.”
Kath Wood, a trustee of the Remploy Employee Benefit Trust, said: “The Remploy Employee Benefit Trust trustees are delighted that we can yet again support a wide range of charities whose work supports Remploy’s mission to transform the lives of disabled people. It’s great to know that we can help organisations that mean a lot to our colleagues and have a huge impact on local communities where we work.”
Remploy colleagues in each area have nominated and voted for up to five charities to share the £10,000 allocated by the Trust – so in total £60,000 will be given to good causes this year.
Gareth Parry, Chief Executive of Remploy said: “EBT donations are selected by our employees to benefit organisations close to their heart. We’re proud to support both local and national charities that make a difference to people in their community, with donations made possible thanks to the participation and buy-in from our employees.”