Vynova Runcorn donates to local charity to celebrate significant safety milestones

Vynova Runcorn has achieved over 1 million hours worked without any lost-time injury. To celebrate this outstanding safety performance, the company has made a donation to Halton Christmas Toy Appeal, a local charity that provides disadvantaged children with a present on Christmas.


From left to right: Irene Robertson (Vynova Runcorn), Nicky Woodward (Halton Christmas Toy Appeal) and Paul Owen (Engenda Group).

In September 2021, Vynova Runcorn reached an important safety milestone, having achieved over 1 million hours worked without any lost-time or OSHA recordable injury to anyone working on the site. This was closely followed in October 2021, by a further record of over 100,000 hours worked without any level of injury on the major investment project that Vynova is carrying out at the Runcorn EDC plant. Both achievements are the result of consistently undertaking work in a safe manner and the active use of the Brother’s Keeper principle in which we all watch out for each other's safety.

To celebrate these remarkable achievements, Vynova decided to make a charitable contribution to the local community. Engineering services provider Engenda Group, who work closely with Vynova on the major EDC plant investment project and on daily operations, generously offered to join in and match Vynova’s contribution amount.

Employees from both companies were welcomed to submit appropriate causes for consideration, and a charity was selected from the suggestions. Given the time of year, the charity chosen was Halton Christmas Toy Appeal.

Halton Christmas Toy Appeal’s mission is to help disadvantaged children living in the Halton region who wouldn’t normally receive a present on Christmas day. They believe no child should go without a Christmas, and all children deserve to feel special and loved.

Nicky Woodward, the charity’s founder, met with Vynova Runcorn Site Manager Irene Robertson and Paul Owen of Engenda to accept £1000 to aid in the charity’s mission.

This is the charity’s 8th year running and they have helped over 700 underprivileged Halton children during that time. The charity also works every year with St. Paul’s church to provide a Christmas Day lunch for more than 150 people as well as toys.


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