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Sri Lanka trip for volunteers

Simon Haigh from Ripponden, who works for ABS UK, and is going on a volunteer trip to Sri Lanka.

Simon Haigh from Ripponden, who works for ABS UK, and is going on a volunteer trip to Sri Lanka.

Workers from Halifax at a reprographic firm have embarked on a volunteering trip to a Sri Lankan orphanage.

ABS UK directors John Lees, from Savile Park, and Simon Haigh, from Ripponden, travelled to the Eliya Children’s Home along with two other employees from the Bradford-based company.

Mr Lees arranged for the building of an infirmary at the orphanage after visiting during a family holiday and seeing it was in dire need of help in the form of a small infirmary for the children and the wider community.

The company has since donated £9,400 towards its construction, with work beginning in June 2013.

An incentive programme was set-up based on customer care, with colleagues and customers voting each month with an all-expenses paid volunteer trip for the two most committed ‘Customer Care Champions’.

The group will spend a total of nine days taking part in a variety of events, volunteer days and attending the official opening of the infirmary.

Mr Haigh said: “It’s great that we can recognise our colleagues for the customer care work we do and typical of the company to show its support in this way.”

Sales director Brett Abson from Claremount, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to support something so worthwhile which will benefit the children of Eliya for many years to come. Our staff have all stepped up their efforts to look after customers and support each other.”

 

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