Watkin Jones, a local company that has a huge influence in the community, has recently awards Clwb Hoci Ardudwy ac Arfon a grant from their Community Fund scheme. The money was awarded to the club in order to secure some vital equipment to further develop the talent that is nurtured here in Bangor.
Here at Ardudwy ac Arfon Hockey Club, we are overwhelmed by the support, especially as some of the Watkin Jones family are members of the club, and we can not thank the company enough. Their Community Fund scheme is committed to developing grass root projects, such as ourselves, and their contributions can be the difference between a thriving club or diminished opportunities.
Watkin Jones Communications Manager, Kerry Williams, said:
“As our construction sites are located at the centre of communities we take our corporate social responsibilities very seriously. We aim to play a real part in local life and build strong links with community groups. Through this initiative, it is great to be able to support the excellent work carried out by local organisations. We are extremely proud to have reached this £100k milestone and be in a position to help make a lasting difference to the local communities in which we work”.
We will be investing the money in new health and safety equipment, such as a new goal keeper kit, where the current one will be used by our developing ‘seconds’ section of the club, whilst the remainder of the money will go to buying fitness equipment that will encourage a healthier and fitter lifestyle for all members of the club. We are keen to keep progressing, raising our standards both on and off the pitch, and we are confident that Watkin Jones have given us a tremendous opportunity to fulfill this wish.
Ffion Davies, an avid fundraiser from the club has said:
“We are thrilled to have been awarded such a life changing amount of money to us here at the club. We have been consistently growing over the last 18 months, and we can not wait to see what the future has in store for us. Ardudwy ac Arfon have been such a supportive and encouraging part of my life, ever since I joined the club at 17, and I know that we will be able to continue to offer such a positive impact to all of our members, and future members, for years to come.”
For more information about Watkin Jones, head on over to their website here.