The Cardboard Box Company Make Sports Hub Donation

The Cardboard Box Company have made a four figure donation to Accrington Stanley Community Trust which will go towards the new Sports Hub project.

Accrington Stanley Community Trust received planning approval on 13th December 2017 for a Community Sports Hub facility that will transform Higham Playing Fields in Accrington. The plans include a brand new fit for purpose multi use building to replace the current building on the site. A full size floodlit artificial football pitch will drive up sport participation rates all year round. Three grass pitches which will cater for various formats of football and rugby will be renovated to a high standard. A brand new ECB approved artificial cricket wicket will provide a fantastic facility for local cricket leagues and schools. In addition, there will be a 75 space car park added to the site to ease traffic congestion on Thorneyholme road.

Ken Shackleton, Managing Director of The Cardboard Box Company said ‘’ The Cardboard Box Company are proud to support Accrington Stanley Community Trust. We are a local company, employing local people and it feels good to support the local community ‘’

Martin Fearon, CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust added ‘’We cannot thank The Cardboard Box Company enough for their donation to our charity. They are a locally based company that are supporting our charitable work which is a fantastic gesture. We have some big plans on the horizon with the Sports Hub development and we are delighted that The Cardboard Box Company are supporting us.’’

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