Supporting people both near and far, Astro work in partnership with a range of different organisations that seek to enhance the well being of others.
Astro are proud to support a local charity called Rockaway Wishes, as part of their wider Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Rockaway Wishes is a small, not for profit organization based in New Jersey that supports children from low income and disadvantaged families. The Astro team have contributed towards Christmas and Easter baskets filled with toys and treats for the children, as well as purchasing supermarket gift cards to help parents with food for the home.
Over the last three years, we have supported over 250 students from various schools and Universities across the U.K. We see the value in creating opportunities for students to gain real world, industry experience and therefore offer a range of work placement options for students looking to embark on a career in product design and engineering.
Local Artistic Talent
True to one of our core values that 'Design Matters', we actively engage with the local art community . Our HQ building displays a number of striking art pieces created by local artists, which are on loan to us from Harlow's creative hub Parndon Mill. We also support the Harlow Art Trust, and have been a main sponsor of their 'Harlow Open' exhibition for the past two years'.
Lights for Freedom
As part of Design Week Mexico 2016, we worked alongside our Mexican distributor Diez Company and 22 internationally renowned artists to transform the Astro Eclipse wall light into works of art, using the concept of freedom as inspiration. The art works were later sold at a silent auction raising over $25,000 for the charity Las Mujeres Cautivas and their work in rehabilitating female prisoners in Mexico. You can view the final lights and read more about the artists involved here.