The industry is continuing to support local community projects and great causes, despite the challenge of COVID-19.
The Horsham branch of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants will be continuing its sponsorship of Broadbridge Heath FC for the 2020/2021 season.
The season long support package provided by Covers will include the company’s logo featuring on perimeter boards at the club’s grounds on Wickhurst Lane.
John Hamilton, Depot Manager of Covers Horsham, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our support of Broadbridge Heath FC for the coming season. Community clubs like these rely on sponsorship from local companies to continue offering sport to all ages and we are pleased to be part of this. After a difficult few months we are really looking forward to continuing to see the club flourish and the members enjoying using the facilities.”
It is not just merchant’s offering their support, but suppliers too. Stelrad has similarly continued its support for the Montagu Cup – a football tournament that is entered each year by teams across South Yorkshire – a competition which can trace its history back more than a century.
The Final for the competition usually takes place on Easter Monday Bank Holiday but was delayed this year as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The final usually sees close on a thousand spectators turn up for the final, allowing a very generous donation – in the thousands of pounds – to be made to the local Montagu Hospital Comforts Funds. Stelrad again sponsored this year’s Cup Final that took place in early September – at Queens United’s ground at West Melton – but as with all football at this time – played behind closed doors. Stelrad made a donation of £300 this year which was gratefully received by the organising committee as that covered nearly all the costs of the competition this year.
Beyond supporting local sports teams and events, Ibstock Concrete has teamed up with Davidsons Homes to help support the development of a brand new accommodation complex for the Matt Hampson Foundation.
The Foundation’s Get Busy Living Centre in Leicestershire provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities to support individuals recovering from life changing sports injuries.
The new accommodation will feature two lodges, which are being constructed by Davidsons Homes as part of the leading housebuilder’s commitment to the Foundation. The new development will enable the centre to extend its reach further across the UK, providing beneficiaries and their families with a safe and comfortable place to stay when receiving critical treatment, or in the interim between leaving hospital and returning home.
As part of the project, Ibstock Concrete is working in partnership with Davidsons Homes to donate its roof tiles and insulated flooring systems. This includes over 2,000 of its Forticrete SL8 Roof Tiles in slate grey and 170 square metres of Longley Concrete insulated Top Sheet flooring systems, including 13 tonnes of floor beams. These are being supplied for installation across the two single storey lodges.
With so many communities and charities who need support and help during such trying times, it is heartening to see the trades, suppliers and merchants alike continuing to step up and help in any way they can.