Warrington Youth Club has recently received a very generous donation of four printers, a photocopier and a laptop to support their work with children and young people from across Warrington. Sharples Group based in Woolston pledged their support to the charity at the High Sheriff Awards for Innovation in March. Sharples Group, supply printers, photocopiers and managed print services to businesses, schools and companies across the UK. They were successful in winning the High Sheriff’s Award for Responsible Business Practice at the event. They take corporate social responsibility very seriously and their involvement in local charities is evident throughout the company with every member of the Sharples team showing a genuine commitment to supporting good causes in the local community.
Mark Brocklehurst (MD Sharples Group) commented,
“We were thrilled to win the award and we are committed to supporting Warrington Youth Club as they grow and develop their services for children and young people in Warrington. We are really glad that they will be able to provide more mentoring as a result of the equipment we have donated.”
The donation of the equipment will allow Warrington Youth Club to make a saving of £15,000 over the next three years, with this cost saving the organisation has recruited an additional mentor coordinator. They will be able to provide 75 children and young people with a mentor with the support from Sharples Group.
In recognition of the donation Dave McNicholl (CEO of Warrington Youth Club) presented the Sharples Group team with a Glass Brick shaped trophy, engraved with the words ‘Thank you for building a better future for the lives of children and young people in Warrington.’ They have also been made a Silver patron of the organisation.
Dave McNicholl explained,
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Sharples Group, the donation allows us to make a saving and put this directly into supporting more children and young people from across Warrington. Mark and the team are inspirational in their commitment to supporting others.”