FOUNDED BY THOMAS DE LA RUE IN GUERNSEY ON 6TH FEBRUARY 1813, DE LA RUE IS THE TRUSTED PARTNER OF GOVERNMENTS, CENTRAL BANKS, ISSUING AUTHORITIES AND COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS OPERATING IN OVER 150 COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD AND CELEBRATES ITS 200TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2013.
Valletta: 20 May 2013
In order to mark its 200th anniversary this year, De La Rue personnel at its different sites across the world have embarked on activities in their local communities as part of the De La Rue ‘200 for Good’ charitable initiative.
Last Saturday 18th May 2013, 30 employees from De La Rue’s Currency and Security Printing factory in Zejtun undertook a project to refurbish a home, Dar Merhba Bik, for victims of domestic violence and their children which operates as a shelter for vulnerable women and children. The team, led by Marc Jordan, Head of Operations at De La Rue undertook the considerable challenge to repair and decorate the house, all within just 12 hours.
Marc Jordan said; ‘I am very proud of our employees who gave up their own personal time to help with this project. This was a considerable challenge for the De La Rue team most of which have only very limited DIY skills, however their enthusiasm and hard work ensured that we were able to deliver a great result. We hope that in some small way we have helped to improve the lives of the women and children living in this home.’
Pamela Cuschieri, who runs the home on behalf of the Good Shepherd Sisters said; ‘We are very grateful to all the De La Rue personnel who gave up their time today to help improve this home. The women and children that live here have gone through difficult times and the improvements delivered by the De La Rue team are very welcome.’
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Group Director of Communications, De La Rue
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