Rugby club boost form Lafarge
- 07 November 2010
- Company & Industry News
The money will go towards new training equipment for Buxton Rugby Club which is close to Lafarge's Dowlow quarry and is the workplace of the club coach and two players.
Steve Dennehy, coach and Dowlow shift supervisor, who has been at the Derbyshire quarry for 22 years said:
"This is a very welcome donation and puts much needed funds into the club.
"Lafarge is a big company locally and quarrying is so important to this area it's great to see links strengthened within the community.
"We will benefit from new training pads and Lafarge will get a pitchside hoarding to highlight its support."
Buxton's first team plays in Division 3 of the South Lancashire and Cheshire League but the club also has reserve and junior line-ups with children as young as six able to join.
Steve, who played semi-professional rugby for Waterloo, said encouraging youth involvement was a major aim of the club.
"We get a lot of support from the local community and this donation will help us put something back."
Richard Scott, quarry manager at Dowlow, said:
"Having three club members, Steve and quarry operatives, Gavin Passey and Adrian Morris, working at Dowlow makes this a donation with extra special significance.
"But as a major company and employer within the area we are always keen to do what we can to support local communities and we are delighted to help Buxton Rugby Club."