As part of Dimensions’ Corporate Social Responsibility policy, the Castle Donington-based apparel company has been working with staff and pupils at a school in Bangladesh for the last four years.
During that period the company has encouraged its workforce to raise money through a mix of monthly fun activities, dress down and fancy dress days.
In the year to June 2016, the staff raised over £30,000 for charity. Half of the total is going to Cancer Research UK, while the remaining 50% is being used to fund full bursaries to sent three young women to their local university in Bangladesh.
The company works closely with a production operation in Dhaka and regularly supports learning in the local community school.
Staff in the garment technology division at Dimensions, who have visited the school, said: “This charity is very close to all our hearts. We are completely overwhelmed by how grateful the children and adults are at the school for our contributions, and we can see first-hand the impact we are having on actual lives in our Bangladeshi local community.”
The school and the pupils themselves have expressed their happiness and gratitude to the Dimensions team for their support and efforts. The three budding students are planning to study a mixture of accounting, English and marketing.
As well as its offshore production operation, Dimensions has also recently been recognised for its contribution to British manufacturing, with a Made in Britain Award.