Staff Foundation donates thousands to local sports clubs

By Ben Carey on 23 June, 2023

Trowbridge’s largest employer, apetito, has donated £3,500 to Wiltshire sports teams via its Staff Foundation.

The Foundation is a committee run by apetito employees to support causes in the local area.

From donating money for sports equipment through to defibrillators, over the past year apetito has supported Trowbridge Swimming Club, Trowbridge Town Bowls Club, Avon Valley Runners, Trowbridge Rugby Club, Trowbridge Social Netball Team, Trowbridge Flames Basketball Team and the Winsley Cricket Club.

Foundation Member, Katie Oliver, said, “We always want to give back to our community, so as a Staff Foundation we provide grants throughout the year to activities and clubs our co-workers are involved in. We’re delighted that we’ve been able to support so many local clubs.”

Julie from apetito’s Finance team applied for money to pay for new balls, bibs, bags and a first aid kit for Trowbridge Social Netball Team.

She said, “The funds from the Staff Foundation means that we no longer rely on other teams for kit and can go forward independently. We’ve now purchased the bibs, balls and other kit and everyone is delighted.”

Liam from apetito’s Development team applied for funding for his daughter’s Trowbridge rugby team, which was able to get brand new kit for all the players.

He added, “All the coaches, parents and players were very grateful for this helping hand – it has helped massively to get the whole squad to have the same match and training kit.”