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Vesuvius Monterrey colleagues step up to support disadvantaged people


Our colleagues in Monterrey, Mexico, stepped up to help disadvantaged people in their community who were directly or indirectly affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

Among a number of fund-raising and community support initiatives, was a programme to help children with cancer continue to receive the treatment they needed. With the health and economic crisis that has been generated by the pandemic, government programmes to support disadvantaged children with cancer have been severely affected and treatments such as chemotherapy have been dramatically reduced.

In 2020, Vesuvius Mexico employees and their families made an enormous contribution to the ongoing campaign led by an association called Amanec by collecting bottle caps in a giant metal heart constructed by a local company. For every 1000 caps, Amanec can fund a chemotherapy treatment for a child whose family cannot afford it.