3M SUPPORTS YOUTH CHARITY WITH EQUIPMENT DONATION
30 July 2013
Diversified technology company 3M has recently made a donation of approximately £2,000 worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to a branch of a youth charity, local to its UK headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire
Nacro, the crime reduction charity, was founded more than 40 years ago to provide young people with learning and development opportunities and prevent them turning to crime. In Bracknell, Nacro runs a regular workshop to train unemployed 16 to 19 year-olds, equipping them with construction and employability skills and supporting them as they search for work.
With all trainees and instructors having to comply with health and safety regulations, the Personal Safety Division of 3M stepped in to provide PPE including coveralls, reusable respirators, ear plugs and safety glasses to protect against hazards including low level wood and silica dust.
Mark Lauri, construction tutor for Nacro, explained: "As a charity we rely heavily on donations yet still have a duty to keep our trainees safe while they learn. We are very appreciative of the generous support from 3M, which will enable us to continue to offer our courses to around 20 young trainees every week.”
Anja Buchan of the 3M Personal Safety Division commented: "We are delighted to support this very worthwhile cause with the donation of our PPE products. On completion of their courses, Nacro trainees will possess the practical skills they need for a rewarding career in construction, as well as the knowledge to keep them compliant and safe in the workplace.”
Nacro’s services in Bracknell focus on preventing crime by giving disadvantaged young people the qualifications, skills and confidence to find work or further education. For further information on the charity, including how to donate or support its projects nationwide, visit www.nacro.org.uk.