Posted 25th Sep 2018

Plumbing network joins search for missing children

25th September 2018 - 13:31pm
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The IPG – a West Sussex-based membership group for plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists – has joined forces with the Missing People charity to use its network of more than 200 local independent businesses to “help bring missing children home”.

The new partnership has seen The IPG members give an initial donation to the charity before receiving a collection tin for their store, as well as van stickers to be given out to customers who contribute, with the aim of raising awareness through their customers in the local area.

Members are also able to download and print a Missing People poster showing a child that has gone missing from their local area as well as contact details for the charity. “I was shocked to learn that 80,000 children go missing each year in the UK, many more than once,” said The IPG founder and managing director Robin Beal.

“Every child is vulnerable, and every child deserves to get home or to have a safe place to turn for help. The IPG’s aim is to work closely with our members, local tradespeople and the charity, to make local communities aware of children who have gone missing in their area, reinforcing the great work that the Missing People charity does and their vision of bringing missing children to a place of safety or back together with their families.”

Beal added: “As a national group of local independent plumbing, bathroom and heating specialists, we are dedicated to helping our members support their local communities through our CSR programme. We’re hopeful that they can help raise awareness of missing children in their local area, as they are passionate about giving back to the local communities in which they live and work. We have a lot of exciting plans in place for the coming year so watch this space!”

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