Last year flexible pipe specialist FlexTech donated over £12,000 to support the local community including a donationof £10,000 to Ellon Rugby Football Club.
The Ellon money was used to help improve facilities and hone local talent. The 12 month contribution enabled professional coaches to join the club to train the young players age three to 18, boosting ERFC’s position in leagues and tournaments. The funds also provided new kits for the players and tour buses for away games, encouraging morale and fostering an enhanced team spirit.
FlexTech founder and Engineering Director, Craig Keyworth, said: “Contributing to worthwhile causes and helping to develop talent in and outside of work is incredibly important to me.
“As a keen supporter of rugby and developing new talent, this was the perfect opportunity to back a very worthwhile local cause. The funds benefited the young players by enabling them to learn with the help of professional coaches, and it was brilliant to be able to help develop talent from such a young age.”
Last year also saw the company invest in the Gairoch Squash Club with a generous donation of £300, supplying all 18 young players with new kit.
Craig continued: “I find it incredibly important to give something back to the community, and have focused FlexTech’s CSR efforts in ensuring that young people get the chance to enjoy and engage in team activities from a young age.
“I feel that being involved in group sports can be incredibly beneficial later in life, encouraging team building skills, motivation and enhancing confidence to try something new and support others.”