Kloeckner Moments 2022
Giving back has been a major part of our work culture here at Kloeckner Metals UK. Over the past year, our team has raised money and volunteered at different charities of their choosing. Every time one of our employees steps up to raise awareness or donations, the whole team gets together to support them in whatever manner they can.
KLOECKNER CARES INITIATIVES
Here are some of the ways we showed our support in 2022:
DIY SOS Big Build Project in Leeds
Earlier this year, we got involved in the DIY SOS Big Build Project and Children in Need to build a new Leeds home for the Getaway Girls charity.
Getaway Girls empowers girls and young women from Leeds to support each other to build confidence and resilience, raise aspirations, develop new skills and take positive risks in a safe and cooperative environment.
Kloeckner teamed up with our customer Steelscapes to provide all the materials needed to build the woven steel fence for the perimeter screening in the new garden.
Once again, we partnered with Cash for Kids to support their Mission Christmas Initiative to ensure that disadvantaged children each receive a new, wrapped present this Christmas. We were to deliver bags of toys donated by our employees whilst also making a monetary contribution to the charity.
Our parent company, Klöckner & Co, encouraged employees from all over the company to get together to support the Ukraine Emergency project set up by UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe. Combined, we were able to raise €57,824.
OTHER KLOECKNER CARES INITIATIVES
Throughout the year, we also donated to and sponsored various initiatives to support our communities. Here are clubs and charities we sponsored:
- Leeds Hockey Club
- Cradley Town DC
- Pannal Ash Junior Football Club
- FC Pontefract Jrs
- Chester Le Street Utd
- Darwen Rangers
- Darley Cricket Club
- Rotherham Rugby Club
- Histon Hornets
- Knypersley Knights FC
- Hunnslet Warriors
- East Leeds ARL
- Shirt sponsorship for Beat Autism
KLOECKNER STAFF FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES
This year, too, members of our staff came forward to raise funds for and awareness of causes close to their hearts. We are proud of our team for making a difference in our society with their charitable acts, such as:
Nic Whittam Raising Awareness and Money for Men’s Mental Health Charities
Nic took on a challenge of 24 workouts in 24 hours with Gymshark at its Lifting Club site in Solihull to raise awareness for men’s mental health charities. That’s 24 workouts in 24 hours from 6 p.m. 29 November to 6 p.m. 30 November, on the hour, every hour. One brother, for another. Nick managed to raise of £1100.
Darren Tellis Raising Funds for Cancer Research UK
Darren raised a sizeable £3608, with the help of his teammates, for Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research organisation.
Golf Day Supporting Maggie’s Charity
A group of our employees took part in a golf event sponsored by Kloeckner to raise funds for Maggie’s Charity, which supports patients and their families through their cancer treatments.
Seamus Walsh Racing for Cancer Research
Seamus completed the Race for Life 5K Pretty Muddy, helping to raise £1330 for cancer research, with the support of his teammates at Kloeckner.
Wayne Murphy Raising Funds for Allergy UK
Wayne got together with his colleagues and raised £500 for the cause.
Glen Taylor Volunteering for the Canal & River Trust
Glen joined the Canal & River Trust as a maintenance volunteer, clearing litter, looking after green spaces and carrying out basic infrastructure maintenance along the waterways.
Mark Bateson and Kloeckner Westok Raising Funds for Beat Autism
Led by Mark and his daughter Jay, 20 of our Westok team took part in the Yorkshire Dales three peaks challenge to raise an amazing £2875 for Beat Autism.
Clare Strickland and Katja Pandza Volunteering at Cash for Kids
Clare and Katja from our Marketing department helped set up the branding equipment at the Cash for Kids Day Event held at Odsal Stadium in Bradford.
John Evans Walking for Birmingham Children’s Hospital
John took part in two night-time walks to raise £500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, with support from his Organically Coated Steels site and wider Kloeckner colleagues.
Duane Malcolm Fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK
Duane signed up for Run the Month: Marathon Edition and ran 26.2 miles throughout January, raising £240 for Prostate Cancer UK.
Thurrock’s Food Bank Collection
Toma Tolockiene got Kloeckner’s Thurrock team together to contribute and donate to the local food bank. Everyone got together and donated a significant amount of canned goods, dry food and other non-perishable items.
Christmas Jumper Day
Our Edinburgh team raised a whooping £1000 for the Save the Children UK on Christmas Jumper Day.
Crowdfunding for Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Last but not least, our employees also raised £500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.