Redwood Technologies has extended support for the British Red Cross with a charitable donation to the organisation. On the 19th September, Redwood co-directors, Sean and Martin Taylor, were joined at the company headquarters in Bracknell by Anne Huddart and Annie Burton of the Red Cross, where they presented the charity with a cheque for £10,000.
Since its founding charter was first drawn up in 1863, the Red Cross has grown to develop a worldwide presence. Today, the non-profit organisation is one of the globe’s most recognisable institutions, and its emblem is synonymous with the face of international charity.
Over the years, the Red Cross has put its support behind a range of noble causes, on both a local and international scale. In recent times, the organisation has been at the forefront of organising relief efforts to massive humanitarian disasters, such as the Japanese Tsunami of 2011 and the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Redwood’s contribution to the Red Cross will be used by the organisation to benefit causes that will have a direct and positive impact, and help at risk groups right down to a local level. Community causes supported by the charity which stand to benefit from Redwood’s money include day care services for the elderly, and essential door-to-door transport services which will give independence to people with reduced mobility.
“This donation is worth a serious amount to us,” said Annie Burton, Community Fund Raising Manager for the Red Cross. “In these times of austerity, when spending on welfare is on the decline, it is more important than ever that we are able to get support to those in the community who need it. This money will allow us to continue supporting our amazing team of dedicated volunteers and staff as they deliver invaluable services to the local community.”
“We are pleased to be able to continue to support the Red Cross,” said Sean Taylor, Redwood director. “The span of their support work, covering local through to international disasters and the desire, not just to provide short-term relief, but to help people get themselves back on their feet for the long term are qualities that we admire greatly.”