Leonard Cheshire launches #ISeePurple

On 3 December, International Day of People with Disabilities, Leonard Cheshire are showing our best purple. So we can help connect a disabled person to their loved ones this Christmas. Step one. Purple Pledge to wear or do something purple on Thursday 3 December for International Day of Disabled Persons   Step two. Tag Tag four friends and ask them to see purple too   Step three. Share On 3 December take a picture and post on social media using #ISeePurple   Step four. Donate Donate £5 each to Leonard Cheshire and…

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More than 5 million meals diverted to people at risk of hunger over ten-year Brakes and FareShare partnership

A ten year partnership between Brakes and FareShare, the UK’s biggest food charity, has seen enough surplus food diverted to frontline charities and community groups to provide more than 5 million meals for vulnerable people. “We are proud to support FareShare’s work, which has never been more important or needed than over the past few months in helping to provide for those families whose lives have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.” Lindsay Boswell, FareShare Chief Executive Brakes provides high quality fresh and frozen food and ingredients to some of…

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Unilever makes progress on its sustainable packaging goals

Last year, Unilever became the first major consumer goods company to commit to an absolute plastic reduction across its portfolio. By 2025, the company confirmed it will halve its use of virgin plastic by reducing its use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes and accelerating its use of recycled plastic. One year on, Unilever shares an update on its progress; it has: Stepped up its use of post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) to around 75,000 tonnes*, which is over 10% of Unilever’s plastic footprint. A significant increase from 2019,…

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International wine brand back UK graduate scheme

Following their successful summer crowdfunding campaign, Winchester Creatives need businesses and organisations to step up and provide much-needed sponsorship.  Their ‘Mind the Gap’ crowdfunding campaign saw over 100 people provide over £6,000 of funding to get the Winchester Creatives initiative kicked off. The money raised will provide some training and mentoring to creative students across Hampshire. Winchester Creatives is a not-for-profit social enterprise started by Richard Coope and Dan Benham to help graduates, who have seen their job prospects severely damaged by the pandemic and recession, to get in and…

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£49 million uplift drives automotive industry towards green future

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has allocated £49m for cleantech innovators. Retro electric motorcycles and high-power batteries to help electric vehicles travel longer distances are just 2 of the concepts receiving a share of £49 million government funding – supporting the automotive sector’s quest to go green and creating thousands of new jobs in the process. 31 projects are receiving a portion of £10 million from the government’s Automotive Transformation Fund, to support to development of low carbon emission technologies for vehicles, such as state-of-the-art motors…

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