The Klarius ‘works council’ has handed over more than £6,000 to Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
In September 2018, the then new Klarius CEO Mark Brickhill established a works council, one of a number of initiatives to improve employee engagement and feedback within the company and externally with the local community.
The works council members chose Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac) to be its charity of the year for 2019, and have again for 2020.
Community champion Natalie Parry from the Klarius finance department at its Cheadle headquarters said: “I’m delighted that together we have managed to raise over £6,000 for Dougie Mac in our community programme’s first year.
“It’s a wonderful local charity which has supported many friends and relatives of staff members, as well as some who have retired.”
John Bennett, Klarius manufacturing and who is works council chair said: “Dougie Mac is more than just a hospice.
“I’ve had mates benefit directly from it, providing them with continuous support and care when they’ve needed it most.
“Dougie Mac improves the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses providing physical, emotional, spiritual and social support for both them and their families.”
Mark Brickhill said: “I’m very proud of team Klarius and we aim to do even more in 2020 to support the outstanding work of the exceptional team at Dougie Mac who do so much for our local community.”
Lauren Beresford of Dougie Mac said: “It is so very important that local businesses and their employees get involved and help fund our work.
“We support around 3,500 people and their families in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent each year costing over £12 million.
“Our services rely on local fundraising, so a massive thank you to all the Team at Klarius.”
Klarius Products Ltd is the largest manufacturer of aftermarket emissions equipment in the UK, employing over 260 people at the Brookhouses Industrial Estate in Cheadle, Staffordshire.
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