Supporting important community initiatives

With so many sports being played at so many different levels, it's sometimes hard to know which local activities are in the most urgent need of support...

Thurmaston Amateur Boxing Club

So Jason Devine - manager at the Thurmaston depot - contacted local councillor Brenda Seaton for some ideas. Brenda works with Thurmaston Action Group, which tries to identify important community initiatives that aren't quite covered by government funding.

One of Brenda's suggestions was Thurmaston Amateur Boxing Club, who Jason pledged a £500 donation to. The club had been re-formed in 2009 after young people in the village were asked what facilities would be best for them. As a keen follower of boxing himself, Jason was delighted to find a way for Howdens to support the club's great work.