A £9,000 cash pot earmarked for Christmas celebrations at a company with its headquarters in Wigan has been given to a community project in the town.
Construction Products Group (CPG) UK donated its festive fund to The Brick – a charity which works with people facing crisis across Wigan and Leigh.
The Brick will use the cash to help ensure no-one in the borough is left to struggle over the festive period.
Keely Dalfen, Commercial and Finance Director at The Brick said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities in Wigan and Leigh the hardest, which has created unprecedented additional demand and pressure on our services.
“We are delighted to be able to step up to the challenge with the help of this generous donation from CPG UK.
“The funds will ensure that we can continue to reach out to everyone who needs us and that no-one is left behind this Christmas.”
Part of leading global company RPM, CPG UK has been based in Wigan for 35 years and employs 85 people at its manufacturing centre of excellence headquarters, located in Coupland Road, Hindley Green.
It rebranded to CPG UK from Tremco Illbruck earlier this year, as all the companies in CPG’s European portfolio united under the one umbrella.
CPG UK has five further sites nationwide, including one in Sandbach, Cheshire, four located in the Midlands and the South East. It employs almost 300 people.
The company is renowned for its building products’ brands including illbruck, Flowcrete, Tremco, Vandex, Dryvit and Nudura, as well as Nullifire – which offer fire protection, sealing, bonding, insulation, flooring, waterproofing and roofing solutions.
John Gordon, Managing Director at CPG UK, said: “We’ve pooled together money allocated for customer gifts, entertaining and other Christmas celebrations and instead donated it to The Brick.
“Together, the team at CPG UK decided on a Wigan charity as it is where our main UK manufacturing facility is based, and to also celebrate the fact that our site is undergoing a major redevelopment.
“We’ve been manufacturing on this site since 1985 and we are currently going through a multi-million pound investment to modernise and increase capacity at the facility.
“These investments will not only improve efficiency but will also create new employment opportunities for local people.
“The Brick does an incredible job and this year, more than ever, they face a challenging task to support the community.
“It’s team of staff and volunteers provide outreach support for people living on the streets and provide a network of emergency accommodation and support packages to help people on their journey into a permanent home and sustainable future.
“The team at CPG UK is delighted to see this money allocated to such a great cause.”