The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL) received a donation of 14,120 euros from Rani Plast, Finland’s largest manufacturer of plastic film. The donated sum was raised during Rani Plast’s campaign Sata senttiä, sata vuotta (One hundred cents, one hundred years) which the company launched to mark Finland’s 100th anniversary.
“We wanted to celebrate Finland’s anniversary in a way that sheds light on how important agriculture has been for Finland. Agriculture has, together with industry, played a significant role in our country’s history, and will continue to do so also in the future”, says Rani Plast’s Group CEO, Mikael Ahlbäck.
“We chose the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare as receiver of our donation because of the invaluable work it does for children. The children are the future of Finland and all children should be given the possibility to a good life”, Ahlbäck continues.
“The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare has local associations throughout Finland and the League’s voluntary workers perform annually one million hours of work for the benefit of children. In many areas the League is one of the few operators arranging activities for families with children. We are very pleased and grateful for Rani Plast’s donation which will help us further strengthen the volunteers’ support and supervision”, says Liisa Partio, Communications Director of the League.
For the campaign, Rani Plast launched blue and white silage bales onto the market, which will be used in summer 2017. For every sold roll of the campaign film, one hundred cent, that is one euro, was donated to the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare. Buying the campaign film didn’t incur any extra expenses for the farmers.
Rani Plast is one the Nordic countries’ leading manufacturer of plastic film. The family business, which has grown into an international group, has nine production facilities in five countries. The group recently took the world’s largest production lines of plastic films into use in its home village Terjärv in Kronoby municipality.