As a company committed to improving people’s lives and making the world a better place, Lucite International (LI) is always seeking ways to do its bit to contribute. And ‘being a caring neighbour’ is one of our most important values that drives us in this respect. Looking back over the past few months, we’ve managed to collect numerous stories from all around the world where LI employees have given something back to their local communities. We’ve helped children in schools as well as national and local charities; we’ve also supported local employment and helped those less fortunate. Here are just five of those stories showing how we bring one of our most important values to life.

Ladies run ‘Race for Life’ for one of the UK’s leading cancer charities

A group of LI ladies based at Cassel site wore specially printed t-shirts as they ran the breast cancer charity’s ‘Race for Life’, a 5k sprint around Middlesbrough town centre. The team had fun, ran well and raised just under £1000 for the charity.

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Foodbank helps those in most need in Teesside, UK

Billingham Foodbank, located close to LI’s Cassel site in the northeast of England, provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis. Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and have to choose between paying the rent and eating. People at our Cassel site have done something to help by donating 91kg (200lbs) of non-perishable foods including sugar, rice, tinned soup, dried pasta, pasta sauces, tea and instant coffee to provide for those who are struggling.

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Employees donate school supplies in Tennessee, USA

Our Fite Road operation in TN, USA has donated school supplies including notebooks, pencils and crayons plus uniforms to help students at Woodstock Middle School whose parents are struggling financially. Employees have always given generously but the recent donation was greatly appreciated as truly benefited children who began a new school year in the summer.

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Talented school children recognised at TPA, our operation in Thailand

Each year Chate Pattanakul, Managing Director of TPA, presents certificates and small gifts to the children of TPA staff, who have achieved the best score in their grade at school. Recently, winners for the 2014 academic year received their rewards and are pictured here with their proud parents.

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Schools visit Cassel to learn about LI

Pupils from two local schools – St Michaels and Northfield – visited Cassel site to learn about life in the chemical industry. As part of an on-going programme to build closer links with the local community, Dawn Reed, HR Development Manager, and some of the on-site team enjoyed delivering lively presentations to the children. The two groups were then taken on site tours. The children and their teachers described the visits as fun, informative and really enjoyable.

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