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Independent building merchant sponsors local children's football club

Independent building merchant sponsors local children's football club.

SOVINI Trade Supplies, proudly part of The Sovini Group, have sponsored Merseyside's children's football club The 8 FC. The 8 FC was launched by local parents for local children to support their children's health and wellbeing. Sovini Trade Supplies are a North West Merchant supplying goods to the repairs and maintenance, new build and general construction sectors. They provide bespoke managed stores and capital investment services to several key social housing clients along with a full merchant offer to support new build and the wider construction industry. Sovini Trade Supplies are delighted to be sponsoring the talented and enthusiastic team, as they too promote health and wellbeing for their colleagues, customers, and communities alike. The sponsorship deal follows in the footsteps of the merchant's community development programme, which encourages community collaboration across Sovini Trade Supplies North West branches, in Bootle, Speke, Ellesmere Port and Eccles.

Andy Keouski, Distribution Centre Manager, at Sovini Trade Supplies Bootle branch, has a son who recently started playing for the team:- "I am proud to be part of a business that are forthcoming in contributing to the local community. I became aware that the team had no sponsorship and asked if Sovini Trade Supplies community development programme could help. They kindly agreed to supply a brand new kit for the kids."

Mateusz Zawadzki, Manager, and Coach, at The 8 FC is thankful for the support. Mateusz Zawadzki, said:- "The team proudly wear the kits. They bring a sense of team spirit. As a manager and coach, I'm grateful that all players have matching kits and can focus on developing their skills during matches."

The local team who competes in Croxteth's under 9's league and now have ambitious plans to take part in several football tournaments to the end of the season.

Alan Evans, Director of Operations, at Sovini Trade Supplies, is passionate about supporting local initiatives in line with the Group's ethos. He said:- "We're proud to sponsor The 8 FC football team. We believe doing good is good business and as a Group we focus on investing our profits back into the local community. It's great to see the team proudly wearing their new kits with the Sovini Trade Supplies logo. We look forward to seeing their successes in future."

To enquire about joining The 8 FC and to find out further details on their training times and match fixtures on Facebook. For more information on Sovini Trade Supplies, visit:- SoviniTradeSupplies.Co.UK.


Silcock Leisure and the Silcock family have donated £1,000 to support the historic Ainsdale Show in Southport

THE 2 day spectacle on Ainsdale Village Green, featuring arena attractions, a large fairground, pet show, live music and more, is 1 of the longest running events in the North West. It has been staged ever since 1922. But amidst sharply rising costs the event, run by volunteers from Ainsdale Horticultural Society, lost £3,000 in the last financial year. Organisers now hope that support from local businesses and well wishers, such as the Silcock family will help to sustain its future. New arrangements are also being made this year to make the Ainsdale Show more sustainable. Ainsdale Horticultural Society will stage some of the attractions in Ainsdale Methodist Church hall and grounds. The 101st Ainsdale Show takes place on:- Saturday, 1 July and Sunday, 2 July 2023. This year, in a change from previous years, admission will be free.

Silcock's Operations Manager Serena Silcock-Prince said:- "We already support Ainsdale In Bloom. When local community champion Brenda Porter approached us and asked if we would like to support this year's Ainsdale Show, we were delighted to do so. This will be the 101st Ainsdale Show that has taken place. This event is a huge part of Southport's heritage and deserves to be saved for the community to continue to enjoy. The fact that the organisers have made it free to attend this year means that families impacted by the Cost Of Living Crisis won't have to worry about having to pay to come and enjoy it. The organisers have really suffered as a result of rising costs and we wanted to do what we could to help them."

Ainsdale Horticultural Society Chairman Janet Greenwood and Treasurer Peter Wood were delighted to meet Silcock's Operations Manager Serena Silcock-Prince and Silcock's Funland Manager Justin Prescott for the official cheque presentation at Ainsdale Green.

Janet Greenwood and Peter Wood said:- "The Society is currently planning our 101st Ainsdale Summer Show and like others we are finding the costs challenging but are determined, regardless of difficult times, to ensure the best of shows will be provided. This year for the 1st time there will be no entrance charge as Ainsdale not only celebrates this annual event, but welcomes visitors from far and wide for the 2 day weekend Show. Silcock Leisure as ever is very much supportive of their local community of Southport, through donating £1,000 in support of the Ainsdale Show and supporting a fun event that so many people will have the opportunity to attend. This thoughtful and much-welcomed gesture from Silcock Leisure and the Silcock family at this difficult time is warmly appreciated by the Ainsdale Horticultural Society as we continue to plan for a great 2023 Show."

Ainsdale Village Green will be used to stage the 2 day spectacle.

Saturday, 1 July 2023, will have all the favourite attractions including:- the arena attractions, pet show, a large fairground, craft fair, trade, charity stalls, a bar and catering units.

Sunday, 2 July 2023, will have a car boot sale from:- 8am, then from:- 12 noon there will be a music on the green afternoon with music on the stage.

People are encouraged to bring chairs and have a picnic. The fairground and catering units will still be available.

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