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Astellas EMEA CEO volunteers at school

Ken Jones promotes healthy lifestyle as part of Changing Tomorrow campaign

Ken Jones helps to teach primary school pupils about a healthy lifestyle

Ken Jones, the CEO of Astellas EMEA, yesterday joined students at Buckland Primary School in Staines, UK, as part of a campaign to promote healthy living.

Jones was taking part in Astellas' Changing Tomorrow day, which encourages company employees to give a day of their time to support their local communities.

The volunteer day at Buckland School involving hands-on support in teaching cooking skills to children as part of a Halloween themed lesson. The aim was to promote a healthy lifestyle and to improve the children's knowledge of food.

Astellas has supported the Buckland School previously, donating a total of 400 volunteer hours and funding the after-school cooking club, which teaches pupils and families how to cook.

Since Changing Tomorrow was launched as part of the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme five years ago more than 6,000 Astellas employees have contribute 13,000 hours of volunteering at various community services across the world. This includes schools, hospitals, family shelters, parks and food banks.

International initiatives that Astellas employees have been involved in include street clean-ups in Tokyo and improving the grounds of a resort in Florida that provides free holidays to children with serious diseases and their families.

Dr Kenji Yasukawa, chief strategy officer and chairman of the CSR committee at Astellas, said: “As a good corporate citizen, Astellas will continue to actively engage in initiatives to support the health of people around the world.”

Article by
Thomas Meek

5th November 2014

From: Marketing



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