Working with our local community
FastAnt is proud to support a number of charities and local sporting clubs.
Charity of The Year
This year we have chosen LOROS as our charity of the year, we will be holding a number of events through out the year to support the charity.
LOROS are a local hospice charity that provide support for patients and the families of those that are suffering from terminal illnesses across Leicestershire and Rutland. The charity itself is close to many of the hearts of the employees at The Taylor Bloxham Group so when we asked employees who the Group should support throughout 2015, LOROS was the obvious choice.
Keep your eyes peeled for the many fundraising events that The Taylor Bloxham Group will be taking part in as we'll be posting about our progress regularly.
Scotty's Little Soldiers
FastAnt have been in partnership with the charity for over 2 years and they are devoted to helping support the children of those who have fallen whilst serving in the Armed Forces.
A few years ago when FastAnt met Nichola Scott, the founder of the charity, they were so moved by her story and the motivation for her starting Scotty’s Little Soldiers that they became dedicated to supporting the cause by producing all of their print and design work with as little cost to the charity as possible.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers was inspired by Nichola’s own personal experience, when her husband was tragically killed in Afghanistan. Not only was she devastated by her own loss but she was heartbroken to see the pain that her two young children were going through. Their suffering made her realise that she needed to do something to ensure her children and all other children can get the support they need. From this, Nichola set up Scotty’s Little Soldiers as an attempt to ease some of the pain and difficulty these children have faced and to try and be there for children in the future.
The charity aims to provide support to the families and children of those who have lost parents in the line of service. It sends out letters, cards, birthday presents, Christmas gifts, and other helping hands during tough times of the year. Scotty’s Little Soldiers currently owns two holiday cottages where the children can holiday and enjoy being away with their family.
This is such a fantastic charity and FastAnt are really proud to be able to support it in any way possible. To find out more about the charity and learn how you can donate please visit the website here
Spark Children's Arts Festival
FastAnt and Taylor Bloxham is the official print and mailing partner for The Spark Children’s Arts Festival, a programme whom we have supported for over 7 years. The Spark Children’s Arts Festival is an annual two-week festival of arts for children in Leicester, delivering and featuring theatre, dance, music and visual arts from national and international artists to children in schools, theatres and community spaces. The Spark Children’s Arts Festival is held at venues across Leicester between during the half term holiday.
To find out more about Spark, visit www.sparkfestival.co.uk or call 0116 261 6893.
Newtown Linford Cricket Club
FastAnt is the primary sponsor of Leicestershire Cricket League team, Newtown Linford Cricket Club and the shirt sponsor of Market Harborough Hockey Club.
Newtown Linford Cricket Club fields two Saturday teams, a Sunday XI and Junior teams from under 10 through to under 15 age groups. FastAnt has been the main shirt sponsor for the club since the 2011 season. Through the fantastic team work and commitment from the club and its supporters Newtown Linford became league champions with two of their teams in the first year we sponsored them.
To find out more about Newtown Linford Cricket Club, Click here...
Market Harborough Hockey Club
Market Harborough Hockey Club (originally Symingtons) joined the Mixed Hockey League in its inaugural season of 1949 for the 1949/50 season. Along with three other teams still playing hockey today, it remains one of four clubs who have played every season in the Leicestershire league.
In 1970 Symingtons changed their name to 'Market Harborough', and in 1985 the club added a second team, leading to another name change to 'Market Harborough A', and the newly formed 'Market Harborough B'. Market Harborough Mixed Hockey Club moved to the then newly opened Astro Turf Pitch at Welland Park College for the start of the 1991/92 season leaving behind the grass pitches at their former home at Symingtons Recreation Ground in the Town.
In 2010 Market Harborough Mixed Hockey Club fielded a new all men team whose inaugural season was sponsored by FastAnt. FastAnt also sponsor the shirts for the successful mixed A and B teams.