On the 27th January 2015, Redwood Technologies made a donation of £10,000 to the British Red Cross, the latest contribution in a long history of ongoing support for the charity. Company directors Sean and Martin Taylor presented the cheque to the charity at Redwood’s headquarters in Radius Court, Bracknell.
The British Red Cross is well known for its international humanitarian aid which helps people in crisis around the world, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies. Less well known is the work the charity does at home to help vulnerable people in the UK.
Redwood’s donation goes towards the Red Cross’s efforts in the Berkshire region local to the company's international headquarters, including volunteer first aid for local events, help for those who have had a stay in hospital to recover at home, support for frail elderly people in order to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and work with older people with diagnoses of cancer who have no family nearby to help with appointments and advice. In the event of a large emergency the Red Cross’s local control room in Reading is used to call in volunteers from around the county to deliver extra support.
Redwood Managing Director Sean Taylor said:
“Redwood has long been dedicated to giving back to the local community both through its work with Berkshire Community Foundation and through direct donations such as this. It can be easy to ignore the plights of the less fortunate in one of Europe's most prosperous regions. We’re therefore delighted to be able to continue to support the Red Cross and greatly admire its commitment to helping those whose struggles might otherwise be overlooked by society."