Community

L3 TRL strives to be a responsible neighbour. We support local and industry related charitable causes and sponsor local organisations in our community.  

We also ensure we use nearby suppliers where possible to support local businesses. Some of our community initiatives last year included:

  • Defibrillators donation to Tewkesbury Town Colts and Tewkesbury Bowling Club
  • Sponsorship of the 2014 Tewkesbury Christmas Lights
  • Furniture donation to teachers at Gorsley Goffs Primary School, Ross-on-Wye
  • Stationery donation to Milestone School, Gloucester
  • £1000 in donations as a result of employee fundraising for charities including: Sue Ryder, Help for Heroes, Cotswold Down Syndrome Group and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

We have strong relationships with key universities and educational establishments, particularly supporting our field of expertise - engineering. Some L3 TRL educational initiatives last year included:

  • Supporting the Engineering in Education scheme for Tewkesbury School
  • Donation of £25,000 of laboratory equipment to Aston Institute of Photonic Technology
  • Supporting the RIAT Schools Engineering Challenge, mentoring pupils from Malmesbury School

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Charity of Choice

Each year we invite all employees across the business to nominate a ‘Charity of Choice’ for the year and a company-wide vote takes place to decide on the chosen charity for that year. Employees organise various events to raise as much money as possible for the cause. The company then matches every penny raised at the end of the year, increasing the total amount we donate. 

In 2016, our charity of choice was Winston’s Wish in Cheltenham. Thanks to employee fundraising, we were pleased to donate over £16,000 to the charity which will help continue the amazing work they do, providing bereavement counselling and support to children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.

This year, our charity of choice is James Hopkins Trust. Established in 1989 and based locally in Gloucestershire, the charity provides care for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have a life threatening or life limiting condition whilst supporting their families. Since its beginning, the charity has helped with care for over 500 children and their families either at the family home or in their specially built respite centre. It is currently the only charity in Gloucestershire to offer this level of care with services such as day and night respite care by fully trained nurses and family support.

For more information, please visit their website: www.jameshopkinstrust.org.uk.