Charity Round-Up 2021

By Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland
January 13, 2022

We've set ourselves four long term goals as part of our sustainability strategy For A Better World. One of these goals, ‘Put People First’ focuses on being a positive force in our communities.

From donating their own time to fundraising for causes they believe in, so far, approx. £20,000 was raised by employees in 2021 across our manufacturing plants and Head Office, which is a fantastic achievement from everyone involved!


A group of volunteers from our Cwmbran Plant teamed up with Torfaen Litter Champions to clear rubbish and debris surrounding the site and adjoining roads, helping to keep the environment clean and safe.

Our Cwmbran Plant also raised money for local charities Ty Hafan, Ollie Young Foundation and Endometriosis UK, as well as sponsoring the Pride of Gwent Charity Champion award, a category very close to their hearts!

Head Office

We have quite a few exercise enthusiasts within our business, and many of them have used their passion for fitness to raise money for charity during 2021!

Some highlights include:

  • Michael Dunn, Hot End Coordinator, who ran the Manchester Marathon for Cancer Research UK
  • Craig Biggins, National Roofing Manager, and Stuart Thorpe, Regional Sales Director who did the Great North Run for St Cuthbert’s Hospice 
  • John Hutchison, Technical Solutions Manager, who did the Cycle Challenge for Prostate Cancer UK
  • Nicole Gibb, Credit Control Analyst, and her son ran 26.2 miles together for Prostate Cancer UK
  • Chris Rogers, Area Sales Manager, who ran 5K every day in January for Epilepsy Research UK

Ellie Marsden and Mike Jackson from our IT Team, in conjunction with St. Helens Plant, also arranged a collection for the local foodbanks in the community. Thank you to all staff who donated items such as biscuits, toiletries and tinned foods.

Finally, with support from our HR Team, any goods given to employees from suppliers such as Christmas gifts or hampers, were donated to local St Helens charity Willowbrook Hospice. One of the gifts was used as a raffle prize organised by Willowbrook which raised £300!

St Helens

2021 saw the creation of the St Helens Plant Community Team, who worked closely with local charities including the HoneyRose Foundation, Violet Grace, Teardrops, Hope Centre/Foodbank, and The Lilac Centre.

Activities involved foodbank collections, DIY such as painting and maintenance, bonus donations, and a charity golf day!

The team have also been carrying out several litter picking exercises in the local community surrounding the Plant. This was to help clear fly tipping and keep the area clean and tidy.


Just under £5000 was raised by our Queensferry Plant for their chosen three local charities; Claire House Children’s Hospice, Nightingale House Hospice and Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Mircea Bodgan Lupu (Maintenance Engineer) also took part in an exhilarating zip world challenge in aid of the MS Society!