Danny McGuire lent a helping hand to Leeds Mencap last week when he turned up to open a new high tech Research and Development Applitec Centre at local company, EJOT UK. Ejot donated £1000 to Leeds Mencap to show their appreciation for Danny’s help. Danny McGuire has been a long time supporter of Leeds Mencap who are the Leeds Rugby Foundation’s charity of the year in 2011.
Danny McGuire lent a helping hand to Leeds Mencap last week when he turned up to open a new high tech Research and Development Applitec Centre at local company, EJOT UK. Ejot donated £1000 to Leeds Mencap to show their appreciation for Danny's help. Danny McGuire has been a long time supporter of Leeds Mencap who are the Leeds Rugby Foundation's charity of the year in 2011.
EJOT (pronounced A-yacht) are manufacturers of fastening systems for several industrial markets including the construction industry, so the investment into such a showpiece centre reflects the company’s ongoing success despite a difficult economic climate. The centre will form part of the company’s conferencing and hospitality suite as well as continuing its important role developing sustainable fastening products.
EJOT’s managing director, Chris Middleton explained the significance of Danny McGuire’s participation:
“We’re delighted that Danny agreed to open the Applitec Centre for us, more so because of his role as an ambassador for Leeds Mencap which is a local charity that supports children and adults with learning disabilities to achieve what they want out of life.
“He is a local lad giving back his time for a local cause which is something all of us here at EJOT, work hard to do as a company and as a team. Leeds Mencap is one of our chosen charities for 2011 and we have a dedicated committee who are busy planning a schedule of events which last year included numerous marathons, triathlons and bicycle hikes for a variety of causes.”
Leeds Mencap runs several support schemes and projects including a Residential Home and the Hawthorn Family Support Centre that works with families who have very young children with a learning disability. All of the services are vital to the 250 families that the charity supports each week. The charity works to ensure that people with a learning disability have the opportunity to live the life that they choose.
Ejot donated £1,000 to mark the occasion and speaking on behalf of the Leeds Mencap, fundraiser Lucy Young said:
“We are very grateful for this wonderful donation from EJOT and to Danny for his ongoing fantastic support. Each and every penny we receive is vital to help us to continue to deliver our crucial services to families across Leeds who desperately need our help. It is great to see a local sporting star and business come together to support a Leeds charity”.
To learn more about the work of Leeds Mencap please visit www.leedsmencap.org.uk
For more information about EJOT UK visit www.ejot.co.uk.