Sony UK TEC have come together to spread a little joy within its offices as well as the local community this Christmas.
Following a landmark year thanks to success across all areas of the business, Sony UK TEC’s Pencoed-based facility organised a range of gifts, competitions and even choirs for local care homes, hospitals, and its very own team players – thanking them for such fantastic business growth and results over the past 12 months.
Whilst COVID-19 restrictions may have put a stop to Sony UK TEC’s usual activities, our team still found a way to make a difference this Christmas!
The first project initiated by Sony UK TEC in order to raise funds and spread kindness this Christmas, is to produce and donate 50 overnight goodie bags for those children who may have to spend the Christmas period at the Children’s Ward of the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.
Sony UK TEC’s team players hope that the goodie bags will add some Christmas magic to the children’s stay at the hospital. The bag included essential items such as shampoo, hand sanitiser, a toothbrush as well as something a little more fun, such as an activity book and pencils.
The manufacturing facility have supported the Children’s Ward at the Princess of Wales hospital as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy since 2013.
This is the latest support, following the donation of essential medical equipment and PlayStation equipment earlier in the year.
The hospital has expressed its gratitude for the continued support, especially during these challenging times.
In addition, this year, Sony UK TEC will bring Christmas cheer to elderly residents at 21 care homes in the local area with a range of virtual Christmas Carols.
A flurry of festive tunes sung by local school children from ten local schools will be delivered in the form of a USB stick, including a video message from Sony UK TEC staff.
The schools included: Bryntirion Comprehensive, Heronsbridge School, Maes Yr Haul Primary, Tondu Primary, Trelales Primary, Tremains Primary, West Park Primary, Ysgol Calon y Cymoedd, Ysgol Cynwyd Sant, and Ysgol Y Ferch O’r Sger.
After a tough year for Welsh care homes as a result of the global pandemic, Sony UK TEC felt it important to provide residents with a little something to encourage a shift in mood, manage stress and stimulate positivity – all of which music can do so well!
2020 has been a year like no other and so Sony UK TEC wanted to end the year with some festive fun – and what better way than to encourage our staff to get creative!
As such, the company encouraged their team players to submit photographs of themselves alongside their Christmas decorations for the change to win a selection of Sony prizes.
Team players were asked to get creative and not to hold back this year.
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team received a number of entries and were thankful to be able to offer a prize to the individual with the most Christmas Spirit on show.
Sony UK TEC’s Director of Professional Services, Gerald Kelly emphasised “whilst this year has undoubtedly been a year to remember, the entire staff here at Sony UK TEC have been blown away by the resilience of our team players and our local community!
“COVID-19 has thrown many challenges our way and we feel incredibly privileged to have seen such fantastic business growth and success once again.
“Through these initiatives we’d like to thank everyone who has supported us, and we look forward to see what 2021 brings.”