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March 22, 2011

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Arco staff carry out good deeds for charity

Safety equipment and workwear supplier Arco has raised over £148,000 for charity in an initiative to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

Last year the company set itself a target of completing 125 good deeds and raising £125,000 for charity. But it far surpassed these targets, as staff completed 238 good deeds and raised £148,000 to support more than 200 charities.

As part of the initiative, Arco made three donations of £10,000 each to Help for Heroes, the NSPCC, and the Lighthouse Club Benevolent Fund, which is a registered charity dedicated to giving aid and assistance to construction workers who have suffered an accident, or ill health. Arco also donated a full container of clothing to the Afghanaid Appeal – a non-governmental organisation that focuses on long-term sustainable development in Afghanistan’s poorest rural areas.

Arco joint managing directors Thomas Martin and Nick Hildyard said: “There was a fantastic response from across the business to smash both Target £125k and 125 good deeds. Arco people are always enthusiastic, supportive, and up for a challenge but we were astonished at how readily everyone embraced these initiatives to celebrate our 125th anniversary, with a variety of events taking place throughout the year and across the country. 

“Throughout our history, we have supported our surrounding communities but this extra activity during our 125th year makes us proud to be leading such a dynamic and committed organisation.”

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