Employees at St. Ives company Linx Printing Technologies have raised £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK by taking part in a range of fundraising activities over the course of a year.
To reach the sum, colleagues at the coding and marking specialist organised car washes, bake sales and raffles – and also participated in Cambridgeshire’s annual Chariots of Fire race, which saw 33 colleagues run the 1.6 mile course in relay teams of six.
The Chariots of Fire race is one of Cambridgeshire’s largest annual charity events. Inspired by the film of the same name, it was founded in 1992, and has since raised more than £1 million for local and regional charities.
“We were very impressed with the commitment the Linx employees showed when training for the race – it was typical of Linx’s broader commitment to fundraising for dementia research,” comments Holly Noon, Fundraising Officer for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
The £10,000 will now go towards vital research into the four key areas the charity focuses on: prevention, cause, treatment, and cure.
It is estimated that 850,000 people are currently living with dementia in the UK, while one in 14 people over 65 have the condition. One in three children born in the UK this year will go on to develop dementia in their lifetime.
“Every year we donate to one main organisation that means a lot to our staff, and Alzheimer’s Research UK is a perfect example of this,” comments Jose Gomez, Linx’s Managing Director.
“Almost all of us will be affected by dementia, whether directly or indirectly, at some point in our lifetimes. We are therefore extremely proud to have played a part in tackling it by organising all these events and activities.”
Holly Noon concludes: “Linx has shown fantastic support for our charity, and we are extremely grateful for their contribution, which supports our aim to raise awareness of dementia and fund life-changing research.”
Linx builds North American distribution for its range of coding and marking printers
Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has appointed a number of new channel partners in North America to expand support for its product portfolio. As well as providing greater geographical coverage in this important territory, the new distributors offer expertise across a wide variety of market sectors and will help deliver the support and service end-user customers demand from their coding and marking printer suppliers.
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A Linx 8900 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer is being used for coding onto beer cans at a successful craft brewery in London. Since purchasing the Linx 8900 for its range of premium beers, Beavertown Brewery has praised the machine’s ease of use, compatibility with high-speed canning lines, and reliable operation in a damp environment.
Linx Printing Technologies has widened its range of specialist inks with the introduction of a new formula that meets the challenges of coding onto oily surfaces. Linx Black oil-penetrating ink 1062 is able to print effectively through light layers of oil onto a wide range of materials, including plastics, metal, glass and waxy surfaces. Linx 1062 ink also provides good adhesion on Oriented Polypropylene (OPP) and other plastic films, making it ideal for a variety of both industrial and food applications.
Linx extends Nigerian support
Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies is further strengthening its presence in Nigeria with the appointment of two new distributors. Nigeria is host to many multinational companies. The Linx product portfolio will help businesses of all sizes in their quest to minimise downtime and increase productivity on manufacturing lines in a variety of key industries including food & drink, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
New models extend laser coding capabilities
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Linx delivers long-term benefits for dairy company
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Easy-to-use Coders can cope with demanding applications
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- Elias Bittan
- Company News
- Created 13 Jun 2018
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