ROQ employees rock at Cuerden Valley

ROQ IT employees James Payton, Josie MacIntosh, Louise Salanki, Sarah Jane Riggott and Kayleigh Molyneaux helping out at Cuerden Valley Park
ROQ IT employees James Payton, Josie MacIntosh, Louise Salanki, Sarah Jane Riggott and Kayleigh Molyneaux helping out at Cuerden Valley Park

Fast-growing Chorley-based software testing company ROQ IT is encouraging its staff to get hands on and support local charities with its charity matching scheme.

ROQ IT’s first volunteer day of the year took place last month when five keen employees spent the day working on the tyre foundations for the new eco visitors’ centre currently being built in Cuerden Valley Park.

The project was chosen by Sarah Jane Riggott, employee relations coordinator, who said: “The work was very physical, pounding gravel into tyres, but the sun was shining and team spirit was high.

“We have another day planned to help with the build in August and have 12 employees signed up for that day.

“The charity matching scheme means that, not only does the build benefit from our time and efforts volunteering, but they also receive up to £100 per person per day for each ROQ IT employee who volunteers.”

Stephen Johnson, founder and director of ROQ IT, added: “We launched a new corporate and social responsibility initiative in January this year and it includes charity matching in two ways – by matching funds raised or by matching time spent volunteering.

“In May, three of our employees completed the 10k Race for Life in Preston and raised an impressive £810 for Cancer Research UK.”