PDI International celebrates its second Be the Difference® Day
Colleagues host initiatives to give back to local communities, where they live and work
On Friday, 8th July, PDI International, a global leader in infection prevention products and service solutions based in Corby, celebrated its second Be the Difference Day. This day represents a collective commitment to meaningfully engage, educate, and give back to the communities PDI associates live in and work in.
Various teams took part in diverse activities in the UK, Italy and Switzerland. One team spent the day at Lakeland Hospice in Corby. They were tasked with carrying out a “DIY overhaul” of their outdoor space, which included painting, gardening, clearing out, hedge cutting, and a general tidy up of the hospice grounds.
Jackie Henry, volunteer coordinator for the hospice said, “The impact and difference you’ve made is amazing. I know that our patients enjoy sitting and reflecting in beautiful surroundings. It will be great for patients to start reusing the summer house now that it’s been refreshed with a coat of paint.”
The Corby Homeless Project also received a visit, with colleagues presenting the team with much needed food and personal hygiene supplies for their residents.
Donations of critical items, such as used clothing, blankets, books and toys were also dropped off at Cancer Research’s superstore in Corby.
In Manchester, a second team spent the day at Simply Cycling, helping disabled people have fun and grow in confidence whilst riding adapted bikes whilst a third team spent their time at homeless charity Lifeshare, participating in a range of activities such as food preparation, clearing, cleaning and painting.
In Europe, colleagues donated supplies to foodbanks, took part in local clean-ups, and spent time playing cards and baking for their loved ones.
As the number of covid cases continue to rise, as part of Be the Difference day, PDI International also donated surface and hand disinfectant wipes to all the charities involved to prevent the spread of infection in local communities.
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PDI International is dedicated to leading the fight against preventable infections and promoting health and wellness in healthcare, hospitality and our communities. Driven by a commitment to research and development, sustainable innovation and industry-leading partnerships, our range of Sani-Cloth®, HyperDRYMist®, Prevantics® and Hygea solutions for environmental cleaning and disinfection, skin decontamination and patient care are trusted by healthcare professionals around the world. PDI International has three divisions, PDI Healthcare, Sani Professional, and PDI Contract Manufacturing.