To help get everyone into the Christmas Spirit, Newport load measurement equipment manufacturer, LCM Systems Ltd, decided to hold a Christmas Raffle for its employees. To make it a bit more of a special event, it was decided that those participating would make donations to local charity ‘Isle of Wight Food Bank’. This vital local service provides emergency food to those most in need, who through redundancy, illness or an unexpected large bill find themselves without the necessary funds to provide food for themselves and their families. Items in the raffle were kindly donated by LCM Systems suppliers, as well from by the company. Managing Director, Steve Sargeant also promised to match the total amount raised.
The company’s 18 employees donated an impressive £124.50, which meant that with the matched donation, a cheque for £249 has been sent to Isle of Wight Food Bank. Steve Sargeant commented “It is important that we take time to consider those less fortunate than ourselves over the Christmas holidays. As a company, we wanted to do something to help contribute in some way, and felt a raffle would be a fun way of doing so. I am really proud of the amount our generous employees raised for this worthy cause, and it was a great pleasure to be able to send a cheque for nearly two hundred and fifty pounds to our chosen charity”.