CSA Group Support NWCR as Charity of the Year

Last year we welcomed new corporate partner, CSA Group, into the NWCR family.

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The organisation has chosen NWCR as one of their charities of the year and staff from the Hawarden office have jumped head first into fundraising with events such as a quiz week, international lunch and Christmas jumper day. The group have also fired up the barbeque for a sausage fest and donned their aprons for a classic bake-sale, as well as hosting an office ‘Donation Station’, where colleagues can donate prizes for tombola’s and raffles. 

Staff have made sure they’re well on their way to reaching their £5,000 fundraising target by also hosting office sweepstakes for both the Grand National and World Cup and selling off older company IT equipment.

CSA Group is a global organisation dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability and is a leader in safety and environmental certification around the world including Canada, the U.S, Europe and Asia, with the Hawarden office carrying out safety tests on products and components in a purpose-built facility.

They have recently joined NWCR for a behind the scenes look at the research taking place in the labs at University of Liverpool, with Dr Shankar Varadarajan giving the group an in depth look into recent research of head and neck cancers.

HR Manager, Pat Blazdell, said of the company’s support of NWCR:

“We were delighted to support NWCR as one of our charities of the year for 2018 and have had a brilliant time carrying out all of our fundraising activities – it’s great for team work and good fun. We’ve done everything from bake sales, a football world cup sweepstake, quizzes – and even a sausage fest! Our target was set at £5,000 and after our Christmas Jumper Day tombola and auction we’re well on our way to beating it.

“We’ve been lucky enough to visit the NWCR laboratories and see the life-saving work that they do first hand. It’s been so good to engage with the charity and support a cause that positively affects our local region.”