Poppy power

vekaThe Veka UK Group’s chosen charity for the second half of 2014 is The Royal British Legion and the systems supplier is proud to have raised funds for this valuable charity in a number of ways over recent months.

,Most recently, a team from Veka’s HQ in Burnley competed in the 5k Poppy Run in Accrington. Head of human resources, Gabriela Hammond, explained: “A team of us here at Veka were delighted to take part in the 5k Poppy Run to raise money for The British Legion and Poppy Scotland. We had staff from numerous departments joining the fun including, HR, finance, warehouse and technical.

,“It was hard work, but it definitely helped keep us motivated that we were contributing to such a good cause!

,“The first seven ‘Poppy Runs’ took place in 2012, and the number of these events held annually has grown year on year. Apparently there were 300 Poppy Runs organised this year across England and Scotland.

,“As a company, our charity efforts have been focussed on The Royal British Legion since July. Staff from Bowater Doors and Bowater Projects have been selling poppies on the streets of Birmingham as part of the city’s official fundraising day. Network Veka collected charity envelopes at the organisation’s annual awards evening, we’ve had a charity ‘dress down’ day, a golf day and students from our partner school, Hameldon Community College organised a charity car wash, with half of the proceeds going to their Young Enterprise Fund and the other half to the Poppy Appeal.

,“We’ve raised a considerable sum of money for The British Legion and we’re not finished yet!”


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