Matt Payne (Loadhog) is pictured with Nick Gill (Include Foundation)
Loadhog, Sheffield’s returnable packaging innovator, has demonstrated its commitment to the community by donating £1,200 to a charity currently focusing on improving the lives of young people in the S9 area where the company is based.
The Include Foundation supports vulnerable young people in different community projects by providing opportunities to play sport through partnerships with local professional and amateur teams. Money raised funds participation fees and creates camps to keep young people away from harm during school holidays and after school. Nick Gill, manager of The Include Foundation, said: “Loadhog’s money will allow us to bring together the many different ethnic backgrounds living in S9, removing social barriers in a fun environment, enjoying sport together and decreasing anti-social behaviour. We are thrilled that Loadhog has helped us to better its local community proving that the company is committed to improving the lives of its local residents.”
It was Loadhog’s charity team which decided to donate £1,200 eight times this year to a different local charity each time – the first was the Revive Café which supports the city’s homeless. Matt Payne, a member of Loadhog’s charity team, said: “The company is dedicated to improving the life of people in the community surrounding it. Over the coming months we intend to work with Include to deliver the project and help to make life better for us all.”
The charity’s trial project reduced anti-social behaviour during the period and vastly increased the number of youngsters taking part in healthy activities. The project was supported by South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Pennine House and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League Club.
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