Wham Donate £10,000 towards Sports Hub Development

The WHAM group of companies, headed up by Andy Holt, has donated £10,000 to Accrington Stanley Community Trust.

Accrington Stanley Community Trust is a non-profit, self-funding registered charity (Number 1139575) and community organisation that has been working within the Hyndburn community since 2007. After becoming a registered charity and re-forming as a Community Trust in 2010, the organisation has seen an accelerated rise and growth. With the initial intention to bring the professional football club and the community closer together, the trust has now expanded to work in four key themed areas: Sports Participation, Education, Health and Wellbeing, and Social Inclusion.

What More UK are the UK’s largest manufacturer of plastic household accessories and storage boxes under their brand names Wham, PushPan and Wham Cook. What More UK’s quality products are recognized globally and currently distributed to 71 countries.

Keen to give back to the local community, they chose to donate £10,000 to Accrington Stanley Community Trust.

Martin Fearon, CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust, said:

“We are really thankful for the donation made by WHAM. We rely on grants and donations to function, being a self-funded non-profit organisation, so every penny counts. This donation is very generous of WHAM and they believe in what we are trying to create for the Hyndburn community. The money donated is the first donation to be made to go towards the sports hub development at Higham Playing Fields. The costs to finish the state-of-the-art community sports facility are around £2.5 million and we still have £1 million to raise to complete it from local businesses, private individuals and fundraising activities. We strive to give back to the local community and to be as inclusive as we possibly can and the £10,000 off WHAM will really help us.”

Tony Grimshaw OBE, Director of the WHAM group of companies, commented:

“I really hope other local businesses see the good that the sports hub will provide for people in and around Accrington and help get it up and running as I know the completion is reliant on donations to make up the remaining cost – any donation is appreciated because every penny counts. What Accrington Stanley Community Trust do for the locals is invaluable and to have even a small part to play is an honour.”

Tony Grimshaw OBE, Director of WHAM, hands over the £10,000 cheque to Martin Fearon, CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust, at the proposed Higham development on Thorneyholme Road.

To find out more information about Accrington Stanley Community Trust visit http://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/us/

For more information about WHAM and their products visit https://www.whatmoreuk.com/about/