Here at Vygon our charitable work is central to our values and we are constantly looking at new ways to give more as both individuals and as a company. This is why we have our own official charity committee “Vygon Together” to coordinate charitable activity at home.
Vygon Together is a group committed to contributing to a great employee experience and involving everyone in celebration and fundraising events, whether they are out on the road, working from home or in the office. Our goal is to encourage recognition across teams and increase morale, as well as fundraise for our local and national charities throughout the year!
Committed to giving more
Every year we support national and local charities, allowing us to make a big difference. During 2021 our nominated charities were Cancer Research UK, Longfield Hospice, Child Growth Foundation,GWH (Great Western Hospital) Brighter Futures, Children In Need and Save The Children.
In addition, throughout the year, Vygon matches funds raised by employees who take part in various activities including bike riding, mountain trekking, parachute jumping, running and cake baking. In 2021 we raised a grand total of £1,282!
As well as our own charitable activity here in the UK, we are keen to broaden our reach – whether that’s donating medical supplies to help in the aftermath of a disaster zone or supporting clinicians with their chosen causes, we are dedicated to using our expertise and influence to make a positive impact.
Overseas, our charitable work takes a variety of forms. We are regular supporters of Inter Care, an organisation that sends medical support to rural health units in several African countries including Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zambia. These units include hospitals, infirmaries, prisons, dispensaries, schools, orphanages and for centres for the disabled.
Many patients living in these countries will contribute to the cost of their treatment, but in rural areas where there is a lot of poverty, this not always possible. Inter Care’s mission statement is that no patient should be turned away and it’s donations from companies like ours that would help in covering this cost.
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