IC&G has always been very quiet about its charitable actions, but those living in a remote village in Burkina Faso are making a lot of noise about the publisher – as for the first time they are enjoying fresh, clean water from a properly built well that has been funded by the Dorset-based card company.
Working through respected charity, Myra’s Wells, this important lifeline has been donated by IC&G as part of company’s Christian beliefs to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
The IC&G team have also just sent 120 ‘shoeboxes’ full of essentials as well as few treats for children in Africa as part of the Samaritan’s Purse charity’s ‘operation Christmas child’ initiative.
“We all have so much compared to so many others,” says Simon Wagstaff, md of IC&G. “It is only right that we share some of our good fortune with others who are less fortunate.”
The company has also just printed 50,000 pocket bibles in China where Christianity is the country’s fastest growing religion.
Working closely with The Bible Society, IC&G directors Simon and Ian Wagstaff have had to cut through a lot of red tape in order that the bibles will be received by those who want them.
But IC&G’s retail customers are also in a for a treat in the run up to Christmas as this week sees the publisher send out a chocolate Advent calendar to say thank you for all their support over 2017. As well as containing yummy chocolate, the calendar also includes the Christian message: ‘The greatest Christmas gift of all was never placed beneath a tree, but lay within a manger, beneath a star, for all to see.’