FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES
MONIKA MAJEWSKA’S HUSBAND, LESZEK, HAS WORKED AS A LUMBERJACK FOR 25 YEARS
After a storm last summer tore down the forests in the Gniezno district of Poland, Leszek and a new workmate went to clear the roads. When his workmate was having trouble with a large tree trunk, Leszek came to his aid. But nature can be unpredictable – the tension in the timber created a domino effect, knocking down another tree trunk over his lower leg, severely damaging the bones and muscles.
After six months of surgery and rehabilitation, Leszek’s leg has still not healed completely, and the prognosis is that he won’t be back on his feet for another six months. In spite of the rough times, the family remains positive and looks upon each new day with fresh eyes.
The grant from the Employee Foundation was spent on visits to a private doctor, medication, and a device to accelerate bone healing.
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The Swedish sports club Alfta IBK has about 120 active members who play Floorball. Floorball, or in Swedish Innebandy, is a type of floor hockey, and it is a huge sport in Sweden. The youngest members borrow safety equipment and sticks etc. from the club, and due to the increasing number of memberships during recent years, the club needs to replenish its sports equipment.
Quite a few employees from Svenska Fönster either plays actively themselves or goes to the sports hall to watch the games. Therefore, it seemed natural that the club applied for financial support from the Employee Foundation. The grant has been spent on vests, goal keeper equipment and safety glasses. Svenska Fönster supplied the logo on the equipment..
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