Arrow Business Communications Limited to support St Vincent de Paul’s Society and Acorns Children’s Hospice

Arrow Business Communications Limited to support St Vincent de Paul’s Society and Acorns Children’s Hospice

WEYBRIDGE, SURREY, UK (17th June 2013): Arrow endeavours to make a contribution to the improvement of our community by supporting chosen charities through annual contributions and encouraging employees to volunteer, even during business hours.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need.

For the last two years, Arrow has supported the charity’s annual Vinnie Pack campaign which involves the purchasing and packing of 1,000 bags containing socks, hats, gloves, toothpaste and other useful items. Arrow employees assembled these packs and distributed them to the homeless in London.

Acorns Children’s Hospice

Acorns Children’s Hospice offers a network of specialist palliative care and support to children and young people who have life limiting or life threatening illnesses, and their families. Acorns is currently supporting around 640 children and nearly 900 families, including those who are bereaved.

Children and young people can stay at the charity’s three hospices in Selly Oak, Walsall and Worcester for short breaks, emergency and end of life care. In addition, a Community Team gives support to families 24 hours a day, every day of the year. There is no charge to families for using Acorns services.

Arrow is looking forward to working closely with Acorns to provide practical assistance and resource as well as raising more money through sponsored activities.

Chris Russell, Managing Director of Arrow says, “As a company we want to ensure that we acknowledge and act in the interests of all of our stakeholders and make a contribution to the improvement of our community. We chose to support St Vincent de Paul and Acorns because of the potential for our employees to provide practical assistance through volunteering and fund raising but also give them the opportunity to develop closer relationships with their local communities.”

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