Ward helps raise money for Stanton Vale School at 41 Club auction
Ward’s donation of two tickets to its corporate box at Derby County FC fetched over £450 at a recent Derby Merlin 41 Club auction. The event aimed to raise money for Stanton Vale, a specialist school in Long Eaton.
Stanton Vale, close to Ward’s Ilkeston waste management depot, is a an all-age special school, working with pupils primarily from the South East of Derbyshire. The Derby Merlin 41 Club auction raised money from its membership to help create a new outside play area and learning spaces for the school.
The children and young people who attend Stanton Vale have a range of needs including severe and complex learning difficulties. It is a vibrant, stimulating and specialist community in which pupils and staff are all valued. They aim to challenge, motivate and empower individuals with the skills and knowledge for a rewarding life beyond school.
Joint Managing Director at Ward, Michael Ward, a member of the 41 Club, donated two tickets to Ward’s corporate box at Derby County FC as an auction lot and raised over £450 at the event. Michael and two colleagues from the 41 Club were invited on a tour of the school and presented a cheque to a representative of the Stanton Vale team.
The 41 Club was formed in 1945 to provide a way for members of Round Table to continue their friendships after retirement from Round Table. It specialises in building lifelong friendships supports the Round Table by its members participating in local community service initiatives or charity work.
An ISO accredited, fourth generation family-run business, metal and waste management specialist, Ward, was established over 70 years ago. It now employs over 350 people locally and runs a fleet of more than 80 modern vehicles.