A business in Pocklington has made a generous donation to a charity in the town which helps sponsor the education of underprivileged children,
Detectamet, based on Pocklington Industrial Estate, has contributed £1,125 to the Gian Foundation, situated on St Helen’s Avenue, which funds the education of primarily, but not exclusively, blind and orphaned children, thus enabling them to earn a living for themselves in the future.
The foundation was started by Yashpal Anand to enable children to have the opportunity to get an education, academic or vocational, giving them a chance to move out of poverty, to increase their self-respect and become useful members of the community. Each sponsored child continues to be helped as long as they successfully complete their studies each year.
Sean Smith, CEO if Detectamet, which has become a world leader in product traceability, said: “This worthy cause has practical aims which can result in lasting benefits for those it helps” said Sean Smith CEO of Pocklington based Detectamet Ltd.
Mr Anand and his wife Gillian said: “We are so grateful to Angela and Sean for this generous donation. It will help us to continue our support of students in Liberia, Sri Lanka India and visually impaired students at Hull College.”