January is known for being one of the gloomier months, so to bring some brightness to the start of 2024, STRI Group – a global design, engineering, and management consultancy based in Bingley, announced their Month of Giving campaign, dedicated to supporting local charities and community groups in West Yorkshire and beyond.

Launching in January 2023, last year £2,000 was donated across local and nationwide clubs and charities which were nominated by the team based all across the UK.  The grants supported Oakworth Juniors, Bingley Juniors FC under 12s, Aldershot Cricket Club, Bingley Congs Cricket Club and Mogstock Charity Music Festival which raises money for a number of local charities in Surrey, and Ingrow Cricket Club.  The grants given helped towards the purchasing of kits and equipment, facility improvements and uniforms for their members/team.  STRI Group is delighted to share the continuation of its community grants this year, keen to support causes that matter most to staff.

Lee Penrose, Chief Operating Officer at STRI Group commented: “It’s great to be able to give support to local charities and community clubs which are close to the hearts of our employees.  It’s fantastic to see how the STRI grant money is used and we’re delighted to be continuing this initiative alongside our other charitable commitments..”

For the second time, STRI Group also supported Sue Ryder’s Winter Solstice Strider event, a 5k or 10k run around St Ives estate, home to the Group’s headquarters. Taking place on Friday 22nd December, the winter solstice, the night saw a staggering £15,307 raised for the charity whose expert carers provide palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Lee Penrose continued, “Supporting Sue Ryder over the past few years has been one of the highlights of December for us and we love being involved in the STRIder race.  We’re looking forward to partnering with the charity in the future and supporting the fantastic work they do.”

And for the final act in the Month of Giving, STRI Group has been taking donations of good quality clothing for The Clothing Bank charity.  The charity’s mission is to help those who may be struggling with the rising cost of living and give them the security to be able to clothe themselves.  The clothes are distributed across the UK for families who are in need, and struggling for warm clothes during the winter months.  The Group donated over 100 pieces of clothing to the charity.

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