Teams from Cwmavon Boys & Girls junior football club are celebrating after gas emergency and pipeline service, Wales & West Utilities, contributed £300 towards new kit.

The company, which serves communities across Wales and the south west of England, donated the money as part of its commitment to supporting the communities in which it works.  The money will enable Cwmavon Boys & Girls Football Club to buy brand-new matching kit for many of its teams so that they can face their opposition in style.

Martyn Pallant works in Wales & West Utilities Network Services Team which maintains the control systems of the gas network to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses. He also coaches the club’s under 10’s side, and was instrumental in securing the funding. He said:

“We have over 100 children playing for the club who come from across the Port Talbot area. We’ve been running the junior teams for many years now and as you can imagine, many of the kits are passed down between the different age groups, meaning we have a mis-match of kits.

“Securing this donation has been wonderful and our players are thoroughly grateful. They’re all looking forward to playing a game they love, in matching kit.”

Sarah Hopkins, Wales & West Utilities People & Engagement Director, said:

We are committed to supporting the communities we serve in whatever way we can. We have close links with the community in Port Talbot and it’s our pleasure to be able to be able to provide the donation to the football team – we wish them every success in the future and look forward to following their success!”

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service that serves the south west of England and Wales, puts customers at the heart of the business and is rated the top utility company in the UK for customer service. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. 

The company also has a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.