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Thank you for your support!

I am writing to thank you for your kind support of our marathon team, ‘Team Morrison’, who undertook the challenge to complete the Virgin London Marathon in support of our corporate charity partner, Shelter; the leading housing and homelessness charity in the UK. Shelter undertake a range of activities that work to prevent and alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and poor housing conditions and as part of our support, we have committed to raising a fantastic £50,000 over the course of the partnership.

After months of training and preparation ‘Team Morrison’ finally took to the streets of London on Sunday 17th April 2011 to take part in one of the world’s greatest marathons. The five runners set off in the sunshine from Greenwich in great spirits, full of energy and enthusiasm for the 26.2miles which lay ahead and by 3pm all the runners had successfully and safely completed the course and were ready for a well earned rest.

Thanks to your kind contribution towards our efforts we have successfully raised £20,458 from London Marathon sponsorship towards our target of £50,000, meaning that our total fundraising to date now stands at £42,000! This would not have been possible without your support and we are extremely grateful that you decided to support us in our efforts to raise money for this great cause.

For more information on Morrison’s commitment to raising money for Shelter, please feel free to visit our website www.morrisonplc.com

Thank you once again for deciding to support Morrison in our bid to support Shelter and the incredibly important work they undertake to help people in housing crisis throughout the UK.

Yours sincerely

Susan Stockwell

Director of CSR

The Peace one day

Today I went to the Peace one day event see the photo of Miles Hilton Barber and amazing speaker.

Miles is a blind adventurer who has set numerous world records undertaking extreme events across the world including, supersonic flying, motor racing, mountaineering, and scuba-diving. He is was at the event to remind us that we too can live our dreams, because “the only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves”.

He is a true inspiration and a great speaker I really enjoyed what he had to say.

Polyteck are proud to sponsor Peter Petrou

Polyteck are proud to sponsor Peter Petrou who is embarking on a mission to run from Ben Nevis to Cape Wrath (the northern most point of mainland UK) This will take place on 3 June 2011 and there is a target to do it over 100 hours. Peter Quotes ‘ I’m running with a team led by Charlie Pitcher, the famous endurance athlete who recently rowed the Atlantic single handed. It is a once in a life time experience which I’m very excited about and training hard for.’ Please see the link for further information – http://www.justgiving.com/peter-petrou

Polyteck are proud to sponsor Carl Thompson from HVVP

Polyteck are proud to sponsor Carl Thompson from HVVP (Hamilton Bradshaw Venture Partners) http://www.hbvp.co.uk/ – on he’s Blenheim Triathlon on the 4th June to raise money for Leakaemia and Lymphoma research.

Support Team Morrison

We are proud to support the Virgin London Marathon 2011.

As part of our commitment to Shelter, we have committed to undertake fundraising activities throughout our organisation, and have chosen to set ourselves an ambitious target to raise £50,000 over the course of the charity partnership.

On Sunday 17th April, seven Morrison’s employees will be participating in the Virgin London Marathon and we would like to offer you the fantastic opportunity to be a part of our fundraising efforts by purchasing one of our exclusive sponsorship packages.

We really hope that you can help us support “Team Morrison” and the incredibly important work undertaken by Shelter to help people in housing crisis throughout the UK. I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and for your consideration of our request and I hope that you are able to support us in our commitment to raise money for this great cause. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Radio Marathon Charity

On Saturday Polyteck donated to the Radio Marathon Charity at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel.

The inspiration and philosophy behind Radiomarathon were first developed in 1990. The producers of Radio Super, Andreas Parschos and Aristidis Vikettos, walked from Nicosia to Limassol (Cyprus) along with two paraplegics and a group of volunteers. The walk resulted in CYP332,374 being raised for children with special needs and it ignited a Radiomarathon of Love that lasted 36 hours.

For further information please visit the Radio Marathon Website.

Corporate Social Responsibility is defined by the European Commission as:

“A concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis.”

As a Building Services company, we understand that our everyday business can be damaging for the environment.
We combat this by using Sustainable Timber from FSC Certififed companies, only using recycled paper from renewable sources and using our Vehicle Management System to find our engineers the shortest route possible, ensuring quick response times and cutting CO2 emissions.

In 2007 Polyteck were awarded the Investors in People accreditation

By implementing bi annual appraisals we ensure that our staff are constantly improving their skills.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

We have recently acquired an electric car, to assist our employees to get around town quickly and efficiently, minimising our carbon footprint.

From our Mission:

Contributing to keeping the Carbon Footprint to a minimum

In 2008 Polyteck were awarded the Certificate of Registration under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989

We have been providing building maintenance to charity organisation Peace One Day on a cost basis, to allow them to reinvest money where it is most needed.

In 2009 Polyteck attained ISO14001 UKAS status

At Polyteck Building Services we are dedicated to supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, by making monthly donations and raising awareness through events.

Polyteck are an official patron of Peace One Day

Polyteck are an organisation trying to institutionalise the 21st September as peace day, where there will be a complete ceasefire. Presently Costas Polycarpou (MD of Polyteck) sits on the patrons board with Simon Woodruff ( ex Dragons Den entrepreneur and founder of Yo Sushi), Steve Bolton (founder of PPP the fastest growing franchise in the UK), Jeremy Giley ( founder of Peace One Day) and many more .

The peace one day vision for our website is that it becomes a key “peace portal”, inspiring and holding content from around the world, related to peace, non-violence and sustainability. The new site, in the six official languages of the United Nations, is now live and has been built to accommodate an entirely new scale of involvement on Peace Day, as they reach out to global partners from all sectors of society. Polyteck have recently refurbished the offices in Richmond of peace one day, this was completed in 7 weeks at cost to ensure it came under the clients budget

For more imformation please visit – www.peaceoneday.org

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