Surrey Community Development Trust (SCDT) was picked as ExxonMobil’s Leatherhead Charity of the Year for 2009.
Paul Mitchell, Chief Executive of SCDT said:
“Every year, we help over 1,300 homeless and vulnerable people all over Surrey, and in Sutton and Wokingham. The economic climate has made everyone tighten their belts so the support of the staff at ExxonMobil is tremendously important to us.”
The ‘Spirit Team’ at ExxonMobil organised fundraising events throughout the year, including one-day sales, quizzes and a Christmas Raffle. Fiona Harness, one of the team said:
"We had a great opportunity to promote local businesses to employees and help our Charity of the Year at the same time, by organising one-day sales on site. The businesses sold their wares and, in return, gave a percentage of their takings to SCDT. We’ve had sales of everything from sausages and books, to jewellery and chocolate.”
A team of ExxonMobil employee volunteers also helped out at a local SCDT project during their Day of Caring in September last year and made a great difference by doing a makeover of the garden - tidying up, planting shrubs and painting fences.