Here at Simple Lighting we’re keen to support local community causes and one we’re particularly fond of is the football team Leighbridge FC. The club’s Chairman, Andy Ainsworth, is a valued member of staff here so it’s a club we’re right behind.
Andy’s done a great job with the teams where he’s been running the club for the past 20 years (no mean feat – especially when you consider there are 10 teams at Leighbridge FC). The club caters for boys and girls in Wavertree and the surrounding areas of the Wirral. These start from teams for the Under 7s right the way up to Under 14s and open age men’s teams.
Sponsoring the Under 14s team
As a mark of our respect for the work of Andy and the other volunteers we recently sponsored a light blue strip, complete with numbers for the Under 14s team. Buying a strip for the whole team (at a cost of £400 for the older teams) means the club can keep the subscriptions the kids pay for matches down to £2 to £3 a week. The strips themselves tend to last for a total of two years then it’s a case of having to buy the team more strips to represent the club with.
Andy said: “It really means a lot to us here at Leighbridge FC when one of the local companies helps us out with sponsorship. As you can imagine there’s not a lot of money to go round these days so getting a whole strip bought is a terrific help for the club and means we can put the money we raise to other areas such as transport and training costs.
“The teams need the strips to play in otherwise we wouldn’t be able to partake in any of the local tournaments – which is the point really of the club in the first place. Well, that and getting the kids out exercising and being able to enjoy the fun that team sports such as football provide.”
Other causes we support here at Simple Lighting include Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, local children’s hospital Claire House and Riverside Primary.
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