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CooperVision Gives Bumper Gift to Rainbow

Posted: January 9, 2012 Time: 1:15 pm Written by: Kelle Russell

Everyone at Rainbow is celebrating after being given a total of £17,610 by CooperVision Incat the end of January.

The specialist contact lens manufacturer, based at Segensworth Business Park, Fareham supports the Rainbow Centre as one of its nominated charities. A magnificent £8,805 was raised by individual members of staff who took part in events organised throughout 2011 by the Delta Park Staff Forum. The events included a Rainbow Day, a family Fun Day, an art exhibition and Christmas Dinner at the Botleigh Grange Hotel to name but a few.

This sum was then matched by CooperVision’s Corporate function to celebrate the company achieving record sales of $1billion worldwide. Delta Park Staff nominated Rainbow to be beneficiaries.

Cheque presentation to Rainbow Centre. L to R; Mark Hickman, Katie Godden, Juan Carlos Aragon and front, D'Arcy Myers and John Weber.

D’Arcy Myers, CEO, who received the cheques on behalf of the Rainbow Centre said:

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of CooperVision. Thank you to each and every person who contributed to this donation in any way. It is the largest single donation from a business community that the Rainbow Centre has ever received. This money will go directly towards the life-changing services we provide which are so important to the children and adults who attend the Centre in Fareham. The positive impact on their physical and social progress through independence skills learning has a knock on effect on entire families.

This continued partnership between The Rainbow Centre and CooperVision is highly valued and in the future we hope to expand our services and grow this partnership further. We congratulate CooperVision on the outstanding achievement of $1Billion sales in lenses and thank you sincerely on behalf of everyone at The Rainbow Centre for this opportunity to share and delight in CooperVision’s success”.

John Weber, President of CooperVision Inc. said “It made perfect sense that as a business we should give back to the local communities, without whom we would not have achieved such a significant milestone. We wanted to celebrate responsibly, and in doing so continue to support charities that have made such a positive impact, but still need support from businesses such as CooperVision.”
Particularly during a harsh economic climate, charities are confronted with an uphill struggle to raise funds to support their causes. CooperVision’s donations have been made to go some way to make the lives of people who depend on these charities a little easier.”

We are enormously proud to have been chosen by Delta Park staff and CooperVision Inc’s corporate function to share in their success. Thank you to all concerned.