Totally Wicked, an international company with offices in both Blackburn and Accrington, has donated £40,000 to Accrington Stanley Community Trust.
The donation will go towards the community Sports Hub project at Higham Playing Fields in Accrington. The remaining funds are currently being raised for the project, with construction due to commence next year.
Keen to give back to the local community, Totally Wicked chose to donate the funds towards a project that will really benefit the local community. The aims of the sports hub are: to increase participation in sport, improve health and exercise levels and provide more opportunities for disabled people to access vital sport and education activities. The Sports Hub will also host many projects that develop skills for people out of work, create new job opportunities, inspire people to become volunteers for local sports organisations, sports clubs and charities, and provide a pathway for gifted and talented young people into elite sport.
Martin Fearon, CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust, said:
“We are really thankful for the donation made by Totally Wicked which is a truly amazing gesture by them. The funds will go towards the sports hub development at Higham Playing Fields to benefit the local community. The costs to finish the state-of-the-art community facility are around £2.5 million and we are edging closer and closer to that figure.’’
Fraser Cropper, Managing Director of Totally Wicked, commented:
“Having recently completed our redevelopment of the Old Accrington Fire Station and moved our UK Vapour Brands business to the town, the Sports Hub development provided the business a great opportunity to provide some direct support to the town’s development. I believe sport provides all ages with an opportunity for improved health and well-being and importantly to build both an individual’s and community’s confidence to live life to the fullest. We wish Martin and the team the earliest fulfilment of this much needed facility.’’
To find out more information about Accrington Stanley Community Trust visit http://www.stanleytrust.co.uk
For more information about Totally Wicked and their products visit https://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/