We strive to make a difference in the communities where we operate. We care about our community and believe we have a responsibility to invest in them – whether it is through sponsorship, education or working through environmental initiatives. Forging relationships and interacting with the local community to develop a community programme that is of long-term benefit to all. Our contribution also impacts on staff, their immediate and extended families.
We encourage our employees to be actively involved in the community and to contribute time and skills to help the causes they care about. Volunteering Schemes give employees the opportunity to contribute their time, knowledge and skills to a good cause.
Additional team building events take the form of community based projects, giving a sense of achievement from the contribution made to the community and the environment.
Environmental Education Day
Pupils from Upper Rhymney Primary School enjoyed a day out at Welsh Water’s Environmental Education Centre. The day was arranged as part of the Williams Medical Supplies Environmental Awareness week.
The visit coincided with National Nest Box week, so the children were also involved in learning how to construct nest boxes, making bird feeders and bird watching in the conservation area. It was an enjoyable and stimulating day for all, showing how increased awareness can have a very important effect on the environment.
Abertysswg School Garden
Team Co-ordinators from Williams Medical Supplies Distribution department joined forces with the Groundwork Trust on a local project. The aim of the project was to produce a garden area at Abertysswg Primary School. This area will be used as an outside classroom for the enjoyment of pupils and teachers alike.
The project consisted of two sessions – the first session involved the layout and fixing of toadstools for seats, as well as the planting of trees and shrubs. The second session saw the addition of an openwork fence and archway create a fully enclosed outside classroom.
Whitchurch hockey Club
As part of our partnership with Cardiff Whitchurch Hockey Club the largest field hockey club in Wales, we were given the opportunity to promote our company at the EuroHockey Club Trophy 2010. The event held at Sophia Gardens brought teams from Russian, Switzerland, Belarus, Scotland, Italy and Ukraine and of course Wales.
To help promote sports development within schools Williams Medical Supplies is assisting the club in applying for funding backed by the Sports Council.
Annual Golf Championship
The Williams Medical Supplies 5th Annual golf day was held on Saturday 12th June 2010 at the glorious surroundings of Royal Tredegar and Rhymney Golf Club. More than 40 people attended this year's event, with the tournament followed up by a bar meal and presentation.