The Sony UK Technology Centre is a socially aware business that seeks to minimise its impact on the environment, supports its local community through charity work and sponsorship, and has the welfare of its staff at the heart of its operation.
As part of our corporate social responsibility policy, Sony UK Technology Centre, Pencoed selects one organisation as our annual adopted charity that our main funding efforts are geared towards.
Our current Adopted Charity is
We have been supporting the children’s ward of the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend for the past five years, and thanks to a raft of fundraising events the charitable team has raised over £40,000 for the worthwhile cause so far. Fundraising initiatives have included a gruelling 300-mile cycle encompassing the length of Wales over a three-day period earlier this year, beginning in Caernarfon and ending in Cardiff, which raised over £4000 for the Children’s Ward.
Alongside the cycle challenge, the Sony UK TEC team also raised funds for the Children’s Ward this year through an intercompany charity football Cardiff vs. Swansea football match. The second annual game, which took place at Cardiff City Stadium, saw both teams go head to head in a 90 minute clash which finished in a nine all draw. Both players and spectators helped raise £1,644 through the event, which was followed by a prize-giving event and raffle.
Why do we support Children's Ward, Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend?
- Because of their fantastic work for the children and their families
Part of our commitment to the community is to inspire the next generation. Thus, our CSR team recognises that supporting young people and their well being is very important. The fantastic work which the team at the Children's Ward, Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend does every day, both for the children and their families, really resonates with our own commitment. This is why we have supported the ward for the last 3 years and continue to support it today.
- Because it’s a local cause
Many people here at SONY UK TEC will know a family member or a friend who has been under the care of the Children’s Ward. Therefore all of our team players are very passionate and committed to support the ward in their great work.
Other charitable causes
In 2016 we were also able to support many other charities and other worthwhile causes, in addition to the Princess of Wales Hospital.