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SOURCE Nylacast Ltd
LEICESTER. England, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Local Leicester based engineering firm Nylacast donate over 100 winter coats to share the warmth this coming winter with homeless and under-privileged men, women and children.
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As a supporting member of Leicestershire Cares, a local charity geared towards bringing together local communities and companies, Nylacast recently donated over 100 winter coats for the charity's Coat Drive.
Did you know the number of people sleeping rough in Leicester has more than doubled in the last year, with over 460 people also living in hostels. The Leicestershire CoatDrive based on a concept established in New York City, helping to keep people warm during the cold winter months.
With an initial pledge of 40-50 coats, Nylacast were overwhelmed with the support they gained for this worth cause, Group HR manager, Ian Mallabone commented, "It was great to see that after only a few days of kicking off the campaign, the single clothes rail we had put up in our offices for staff to leave donated coats on was overflowing and surrounded with high quality winter coats. This signifies the greatness of this local campaign which works as an excellent platform allowing local companies and people to help members of the local community firsthand."
With numerous boxes of mens, womens and childrens coats, members of the Nylacast team took time last week to load their flatbed delivery van with the donations and drop them off to the local collection and sorting point. The donated coats will be split up between various local charities and outreach projects where they are needed the most.
Nylacast would like to thank all that donated to the CoatDrive and encourage other local companies to join Leicestershire Cares and get on board with their great local projects and campaigns.
Notes to editors:
Operating within the engineering plastics sector, Leicestershire based Nylacast are a company that pride themselves on being able to provide the customer with a complete Engineering Plastic Solution. Nylacast have world class Engineering expertise and state of the art manufacturing facilities allowing their components and materials to be used in many diverse applications within industries such as Construction, Oil & Gas and Automotive.
Nylacast Ltd employs over 400 people and is one of the biggest providers of employment in the Leicester region, with additional offices and facilities in South Africa and the USA.
For further information on Nylacast please visit http://www.nylacast.com
Leicestershire Cares brings businesses and communities together, for the benefit of all, through employee volunteering.
Leicestershire Cares provide volunteering opportunities for companies looking to get involved with communities in Leicestershire & Rutland.
Some of the statistics taken from the 2012 Collect 4 Christmas Appeal
•The number of people sleeping rough in Leicester more than doubled last year
•There are 460 people and 204 families living in hostels and bed and breakfasts in Leicester (Leicester City Council)
•35% of children (c. 27,000) aged 0-19yrs are living in poverty in Leicester city
•Homelessness in the UK has risen by 23% in the past 12 months. It is expected that this will increase further in the future
•Over the last 12 months, 2 centres a week were opened in the UK to give food parcels to families struggling to cope
For further information on Leicestershire cares please visit http://www.leicestershirecares.co.uk/
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Contact: Junaid Makda
Position: Marketing Manager
Company: Nylacast Ltd
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