Earlier in January, Thomas Smith staff presented two cheques to non-governmental organisations Hospice Malta and Puttinu Cares Foundation. The money was raised by staff donations throughout the year 2014 in return for wearing casual attire to work. Every Friday is a Dress Down day at Thomas Smith Group, with the intent to collect donations from staff, and aid those in need. Randomly selected employees then nominate and vote the benefiting charities.
Kenneth Delia, General Manager at Hospice Malta, together with Ms Anna Zammit received the donation of €1,500. Mr. Delia praised Thomas Smith staff for the support they have shown towards the initiative and its volunteers. Andrew Decelis, on behalf of Puttinu Cares Foundation, received the donation of €2,000. Mr. Decelis thanked Thomas Smith employees for the generous amount which will go towards the running of the new apartments built and funded by Puttinu Cares in Sutton, UK.
Donations were presented by Elaine Bonello, Thomas Smith Human Resources Manager and Thomas Smith employees Diandra Axisa and Ligia Sammut Farrugia respectively.
Thomas Smith Group and its employees recognise the importance of the charitable organisations in Malta and their continual need for funding. Since the inception of Dress Down Fridays, the program has donated more than €22,500 to Thomas Smith staff who were in need, as well as local charities.
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Puttinu Cares Foundation links: