Hats off to Finning

Everyone at Recycling Lives would like to extend our thanks to Finning, who have donated 350 safety caps to Recycling Lives.

Finning UK & Ireland is part of the world’s largest dealer of Cat machines and equipment, Finning International. A few of the team members came to visit Recycling Lives to see the hats in action and to find out more about our charity. During a tour of the site and charity centre, they were impressed by our social welfare charity and the life-changing programme it offers to vulnerable people.

William Fletcher, managing director of Recycling Lives said:  ‘Over 60 percent of our 230 strong workforce have come from vulnerable backgrounds.  The whole ethos of the business is to run a successful commercial organisation that helps support individuals who want to get back on their feet.’

‘As a social enterprise the more support that we can get from businesses like Finning, with the donation of this head protection, the more we can put back into our charity.’

During the charity tour, charity director Neil Flanagan explained the benefits of our charity process. He explained: ‘We provide a safe and comfortable environment for our residents so that they can rebuild their self-esteem with the support of the other residents and charity staff.  There are many reasons why people find themselves in difficulty and our role is to help them get back on their feet.

‘Those who go onto to work within the Recycling Lives business have the opportunity to progress in a career and we have people in higher management positions who were originally residents at the charity.’

Keith Oakes, head of health and safety at Finning UK & Ireland commented:  ‘Recycling Lives is a real example of how a business can be run for the good of society, not only through recycling material but in its ethos of helping vulnerable people.  I am delighted that we have been able to help.’

We would like to say a big thank you to Finning for the donated hats, helping to keep our employees safe.