Arco celebrates anniversary with 125 Good Deeds
23 January 2013
To commemorate its 125th anniversary, Arco set a challenge throughout the business to undertake 125 Good Deeds and raise Â£125,000 for charity. A year on and Arco has exceeded all expectations as its staff rose to the
The combined initiatives led to a year in which great enthusiasm, generosity and ingenuity from everyone across the business enabled Arco to exceed its target.
From voluntary acts of kindness to sponsored team runs and £10k donations to charity, the Arco team more than delivered.
As well as local support through its 40-branch network, the Arco Board also made three donations of £10,000 each to national charities: Help for Heroes; the NSPCC; and the Lighthouse Club Benevolent Fund, a registered charity dedicated to giving aid and assistance to construction workers and their families who suffer accident or ill health.
Arco also supports communities in need around the world including the Afghanaid Appeal; an international humanitarian, non-governmental organisation that focuses on long term sustainable development in some of the poorest rural areas in Afghanistan. To support this, Arco donated a full container of clothing. Arco also donated 10,000 to the DEC Haiti appeal and the first of Arco's 125 Good Deeds was to assist deaf children in the developing world by donating 1% of the sales of its E-gard range to the charity Sound Seekers.