At EDB, charity and community runs through everything we do. When working on a project for a client, the locality is key to helping support local manufacturers and service providers whilst minimising the impact that project has on the planet. When it comes to charity, that’s no different. We’re proud to invest in local charities and initiatives so that, as we grow, our community does too.
On Sunday 14th May, Wigan Athletic hero Shaun Maloney lead a team, featuring stars from the 2013 FA Cup Final winning side, onto the pitch at the DW Stadium for a charity legends game. Emblazoned on the shirts of the players was our logo. As matchday sponsors, and with Paul Eatock a lifelong Wigan fan, we couldn’t have been prouder to be involved with such a special occasion.
The match was organised to raise funds for the local charity Joseph’s Goal. Set up by the family of 13-year-old Joseph Kendrick, who suffers from NKH (Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinaemia), a rare life-limiting genetic disorder that severely affects his development. This match was the biggest of the charity’s annual football matches yet, helping raise funds for the fantastic cause. It’s a testament to all the hard work that everyone at Joseph’s Goal puts in behind the scenes, and all the contributions made help make a difference in the life of this resilient teenager.
Wigan Youth Zone
We believe that every business should be actively engaged with its community. That’s why we’re proud patrons of Wigan Youth Zone. It is a fantastic organisation dedicated to providing Wigan’s next generations with new opportunities and experiences to help them grow. It’s now been operating for a decade, which is an incredible achievement.
Its purpose-built facility in Wigan town centre boasts football pitches, a climbing wall and dedicated music and art rooms. It’s a place where young people can express themselves, gain new friendships and make important steps towards adulthood and employment. It’s a valuable jewel in the crown of the community, and we’re delighted to be able to support everything it does.
Our heritage rests in Wigan, and with the change-making work Wigan Youth Zone provides to the community’s young people dependent on the support of local businesses, we’ve been helping as much as we can since our inception in 2020.
Our managing director, Paul, is more than just a safe pair of hands when it comes to your project management. He’s also a capable goalkeeper. That’s why we sponsor the grassroots football team, Tempest United, where Paul played in his younger days.
Our support means that the team, which plies its trade in the West Lancashire League Division 1, can continue to help keep local boys and girls active. As a former player himself, Paul also sees the value and growth that playing a team sport offers to young people, with his confidence, teamwork, and communication skills all improving during his time between the sticks at Tempest United.
We’re proud to be from Wigan, and we’re committed to supporting charity and community initiatives in and around the town to help it, and its residents flourish.
For more information about the charity and community initiatives that we support, you can visit their websites below:
Joseph’s Goal – http://www.josephsgoal.org/
Wigan Youth Zone – https://www.wiganyouthzone.org/
Tempest United – https://www.facebook.com/TempestUnitedFc/?locale=en_GB