As a Company committed to enhancing the lives of people all over the world, Lucite International (LI) is always seeking ways to make a difference. And ‘being a caring neighbor’ is one of our core values that drives us in this respect. Over the past few months, LI employees everywhere have given something back to their local communities. We’ve helped national and local charities; we’ve taken time off work to volunteer at national festivals to promote the importance of safety and raise awareness; we’ve also taken part in national campaigns with worthy causes. Here are some of those stories showing how we bring one of our most important values to life.

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Caring neighbor
Members of the sheet and composites business in Darwen, UK recently made a joint Company and employee donation of a fantastic £4050 to Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley, Lancashire. The hospice provides a vital service for children’s palliative and respite care. Pictured presenting the cheque to ‘Derian Danni’ are Pete Weaver, Site Manager and Colin Eccles, Process Operator and Union Representative.

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Shaping a safer future together
TPA employees in Thailand were reminded about the Company’s ‘shaping a safer future’ value as they left work to celebrate the Songkran Festival (Thai New Year or Water Festival) in April. Volunteers took part in an awareness campaign at the factory gates to promote safe, no-drink driving aimed at the many people heading out into the country or back home to spend time with friends and families over the holiday weekend.

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LuciteLux® acrylic used to help ‘Press Uncuffed’ campaign
RoseComm, PR agency for the US sheet business, ended World Press Freedom Day on 3 May with the fantastic news that its Press Uncuffed pro-bono effort to help raise awareness of imprisoned journalists had won the SABRE Awards ‘best North American not-for-profit PR campaign of the year’. The Awards recognise Superior Achievement in Branding, Reputation and Engagement. LI Inc donated some initial LuciteLux® acrylic for the cuffs, which were engraved with the names of those still in prison and sold to help raise awareness. Mike Turbeville, based at the Lucite Center in Tennessee, was instrumental in securing the fabricator and design of the cuffs.