Evesham-based Powder Handling experts Matcon have been working closely with Evesham Adventure Playground Association, a local charity set-up to ensure children, young people and families have space to have fun together in an environment that challenges and inspires the mind and body.
Matcon employees have volunteered 120 hours preparing and serving over 3000 hot meals during the school holidays and raised nearly £2,000 via fundraising events including a Bake-Off competition and Static Bike Challenge. A substantial donation of £20,000 from the IDEX Foundation, a charitable giving organization part of IDEX Corporation who acquired Matcon in 2012, further supported the charity.
These donations will allow them to extend their current playground space, fund new fencing and install specialist pieces of play equipment for sensory learning and stimulation. The purchase of an electric panel van to collect surplus produce from local supermarkets will further benefit the community pantry and support their efforts to reduce the carbon footprint and Be Green!