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Remodelled welfare unit donated to a local football club.

As part of a company initiative, ‘Project Compass’ focuses on four main categories which are at the heart of our company. One category focuses on our communities and aims to ‘Give Something Back’ by encouraging our team to recommend causes that are close to their heart, and where we can help make a difference.

Steve Ogden, Production Service Manager at our Bury depot, has a close connection with Standish St. Wilfreds FC, based in Wigan. The club has a history dating back to 1886 and has always been run by volunteers, some of which have supported the club for over 30 years.

The football club was looking to refurbish their changing-room facility when Steve Ogden arranged for Garic to carry out the refurbishment, however, due to the condition of the original unit, this was not possible. Steve arranged with management to donate a welfare unit, and completely remodel the unit to include new lights, heating, changing benches, and to fully repaint the exterior.

The unit was delivered on Friday 28th January and looks like a comforting upgrade from the previous changing room.

The donation was greatly appreciated. One of the club’s volunteers, John, stated: “Previously, we struggled to hold on to new players due to not having adequate changing facilities, however, with the new unit, we are ready to welcome new players from the community and further afield”

Another local football club, the Standish Panthers, use the pitch and are looking forward to making use of the new, warm changing room. Steve Ford – Chairman of Standish Panthers “The aim is to bring all teams in Standish together so that all the boys and girls can play football on good quality, green grass”

Local charity MyLife, which helps improve lives for people living with disabilities, also utilise the pitch at Standish St. Wilfred FC to use as a private outdoor space for activities. The charity will also be able to use the new changing facility.

Standish St. Wilfreds FC has a long history of providing football coaching to teams of all ages in the community. Plans for additional pitches to house more teams in the future look possible now they have a suitable changing facility.  We’re delighted to have provided the club with new facilities that will help them continue to provide fantastic opportunities for the local community, and we can’t wait to see the future of the club flourish.

If you would like to keep up to date with the Standish St. Wilfred’s, Standish Panthers, or support MyLife charity, you can follow the links below.

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