Magna in Action spread cheer throughout Banbury
Magna Exteriors community outreach team, Magna in Action, have quietly been going about their business of supporting charities, sports teams and youth groups throughout the Banbury area with a community centre the latest recipient of the team's support.
Last weekend Magna in Action made a donation to the Sunshine Centre on Bretch Hill of Christmas toys and gifts destined for disadvantaged families so they too can share the joy of unwrapping a little something extra this Christmas.
In all Magna donated over 280 gifts, some via their community fund with a large selection donated directly from Magna employees.
Last month the 7th Banbury Scouts visited Magna, on the Beaumont Road Industrial Estate, for a tour of the assembly area, a quiz, pizza and a cheque presentation of £500.
Magna in Action was formed with the principle of supporting deserving charities, causes, groups and agencies who work within the Banbury area who may need a boost to continue the important work they do.
The small Magna in Action committee is made up from Magna employees who all share a passion and drive to help others. Most of the team's projects are suggested by employees and are usually groups they work with or that they have supported in their own time.
These projects are reviewed and where approved, they are allocated funds from the community budget Magna has set aside.
Over the last six months the company has made donations to Frank Wise School, Dementia Active, Easington Sports under 7s team, Second Time Around, East Street Early Years, The Brody Centre, 7th Scouts Banbury, The Sunrise Multicultural project and William Morris School
The team also donated to the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal and held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan.
Committee members are already looking to continue the good work next year, not just financially supporting Banbury area projects but also providing practical help to continue and increase their links with the community.