Druck, delivers electric van for Action Trust
Grant from Groby based global technology company, Druck, delivers electric van for Action Trust
Thanks to a generous grant from Druck, a Baker Hughes business and industry leader in pressure measurement technology, Action Homeless has purchased a new fully electric van to support Action Trust, the charity’s social enterprise which offers work and training opportunities to people with experience of homelessness.
Action Trust provides training, work placements and paid employment to people with lived experience of homelessness in the Leicester area. The team carries out cleaning and maintenance jobs across Action Homeless’ portfolio of properties and for a range of external clients.
The fully electric vehicle means Action Trust can now get to more jobs more efficiently, reducing its carbon footprint. This will enable the team to expand and ultimately will result in more people being given opportunities to gain secure employment in the local area.
The grant was made to Action Homeless thanks to the efforts of colleagues at Groby based Druck, who applied to its owning company’s community affairs arm, the Baker Hughes Foundation. As well as securing this generous funding, Druck colleagues have been involved in a range of other fundraising activities and volunteering initiatives in support of Action Homeless.
Ange Potts, who leads the Action Trust team, said ‘We are so thankful to Druck and the Baker Hughes Foundation. The van will make a huge difference to our day to day operations and we’re thrilled that our social enterprise is taking positive steps towards becoming more environmentally friendly.’
Gordon Docherty, Vice President of Druck, said: “Based in Groby for half a century, Druck is part of the fabric of the community and has a track record of supporting local charities, in particular Action Homeless. On behalf of all my colleagues in Groby, we’re delighted that Druck, through the Baker Hughes Foundation, has been able to provide additional support and help Action Homeless provide vital services to those that need it most in our community.”