As part of its on-going corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, has contributed funds towards goals and other equipment at St Margaretsbury Football Club.
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. After many years of success in various leagues, as well as in the FA Cup competition in 2005/06, the club hit some difficult times in 2008/09.
In 2009/10, the club installed a new Chairman and an almost completely new committee and, by 2010/11 the club began putting some business structure, organisation and processes into place, along with introducing improved facilities.
Waste King’s managing director, Glenn Currie, commented: “One of the specialist interiors companies with which we work on a regular basis, asked us to help support the St Margaretsbury football club – and we were happy to do so.
“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 117 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.”