Charity boosted by Sudbury firm

A SUDBURY charity has been chosen as a major town employer’s charity of the year.

Helping Hands, which campaigns and raises funds for Sudbury Resource Centre, will benefit from monthly events and fundraisers from logistics firm Prolog, who employ more than 300 people in Sudbury.

Proceeds from dress down days, smoothie days and other activities will be split between Helping Hands and Cancer Research UK.

Jack Owen, chairman of Helping Hands, said: “It is fantastic for Prolog to be supporting us in this way and we are very grateful.

“This is a great example of how local business can support local causes and help make the community a better place for all who live and work here. It is also very satisfying to know the centre is being recognised for the magnificent work it does.”

Sudbury Resource Centre, in Chilton industrial estate, helps adults with learning disabilities to develop personal and vocational skills through its recycling, gardening and packaging services.

Paul Miller, an Associate Director at Prolog, said: “Prolog is delighted to be supporting Helping Hands and we hope to raise several hundred pounds for what is a very worthy cause.”