Close to our hearts
LPW runs an active Corporate Social Responsibility CSR programme through which we support a range of fantastic charities and ventures around the world. In addition to making substantial financial contributions throughout the year, we mentor those managing the organisations to ensure every penny raised is used to best effect.
We love to inspire our employees to support their communities wherever they are. LPW’s staff charity and social committee donate their time and resources to hold fun,and imaginative fundraising activities which LPW supports in time and funds.
Here are a selection of the charities we support, all chosen because they are close to the hearts of our employees and their families.
The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust
LPW spread some much needed festive cheer by funding Christmas parties for groups of very special children, many of whom have never celebrated the festivities before.
Because of severe disabilities, illnesses, or deprived backgrounds Christmas is something some children miss out on, something their friends talk about but is sadly out of their reach.
Together LPW and the Trust were able to shine a light in their lives and provide hundreds of children with fun packed parties at the Adventure Farm in Cheshire.
“We are so grateful to the LPW team for funding such fantastic parties”, said Trust Fundraiser Helen Crowther. “For some children this was the first experience of Christmas they ever had. Together we gave these amazing children some special memories of Christmas which will stay with them forever.”
Cheshire Connect matches the skills and expertise of local businesses, offered for free, with the needs of the voluntary and community sector.
LPW were delighted to help, making a financial donation as well as mentoring charities in need of free, professional expertise.
“LPW have not only offered their financial support but are also keen to share their in-house business skills to strengthen the local community. Volunteering is the glue between the local economy and local communities. LPW play a key role in both. We value their commitment,” said David Briggs, MBE, KStj, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.
MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. The Motor Neurone Disease Association help sufferers receive the best care, achieve the highest possible quality of life and to die with dignity.
“We would like to thank LPW for their kind donation which will make a real difference to the lives of sufferers by providing support and care, and help bring us closer to our mission of finding a cure for MND,” said Stephanie Steward, Events Fundraiser.
Kabuki syndrome research
Kabuki syndrome is a rare, multisystem disorder characterized by multiple abnormalities including distinctive facial features, growth delays and varying degrees of intellectual disability.
More research into this little known condition is desperately needed.
Dr Banka and Prof Donnai from the Centre for Genomic Medicine at Saint Mary’s Hospital/University of Manchester said; “We thank LPW most sincerely for their generous donation which will be used towards a newly established specialised clinic for patients with Kabuki syndrome and for research to pinpoint further genes involved in the syndrome.”
University of Pittsburgh
LPW sponsor the University of Pittsburgh Formula SAE Racecar Team.
We are proud to support the students and the next generation of engineers who design, build and compete with these cars.
Other charities we support
Other charities LPW have supported include Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group, Fanconi Hope and Crossroads Carers in Scotland.