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Acron Reports on Christmas Gift Charity Marathon

The Company invested RUB 1.5 million in the Novgorod region charity marathon,
held for the 28th year in a row

The motto for this year’s annual Christmas Gift Charity Marathon benefitting local residents who experience financial difficulties was “Warmth from our hearts to our veterans”, marking the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II.

Acron has participated in the charity marathon for many years. This year, the Company invested RUB 1.5 million. The majority of these funds (RUB 1.1 million) was allocated to 76 needy families with children, and RUB 155,000 were invested in the marathon. Acron also provided financial support to the Novgorod Regional Centre for Large Families, the Veliky Novgorod Veteran Council, the Russian Society of Disabled People, the Novgorod branch of the All-Russia Association of the Blind and the parish of the Dormition of the Mother of God church in Veliky Novgorod.

According to Acron’s deputy executive director for HR and social relations Andrey Pestov, Acron allocates significant funds in the form of targeted financial aid and supports critical social initiatives in the region. In 2019, the Company gave a total of close to RUB 90 million to charity, including funds provided under a cooperation agreement with the Veliky Novgorod administration.

Over 10,000 Novgorod residents and almost 1,000 regional enterprises participated in the 28th charity marathon and raised a total of RUB 51.5 million.