The specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, has contributed funds towards goals and other equipment at St Margaretsbury Football Club. Its donation – part of the company’s on-going corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment – was prompted by a request from John Waites, of London-based City Interiors, who is connected with St Margaretsbury Football Club and whose company regularly uses Waste King’s services.
Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie, commented: “We spend much of our working lives collecting and recycling things and preventing them going to waste. In a way, our support for St Margaretsbury FC is based on a similar premise because, after 118 years of providing opportunities in its locality for people to play football, it would be disappointing to see such a valuable local resource go to waste because of a lack of up-to-date resources.”
The football club, based in Stanstead Abbotts – and originally called ‘Stanstead Abbotts’ when it was formed in 1894 – moved to its current headquarters and changed its name in 1962. The club’s Chairman, Gary Stock, commented: “The club couldn’t enjoy its level of facilities without help from such people as Waste King.”
Comment: In these challenging economic times, it’s encouraging to see any example of CSR – especially when the support or sponsorship is not reciprocal but altruistic. It’s just another example of ‘The Big Society’ – but one for which the Government can take no particular credit.