Leading UK precast concrete drainage system manufacturer Kijlstra is putting its weight behind two charitable initiatives in 2017.
It is sponsoring two diverse causes – the children’s ward at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and the Ellesmere Port based Rivacre junior football teams – that nevertheless have young people and their locations in the north-west in common.
Kijlstra is sponsoring the second race in the annual Bogie Race series on June 10th in Carnforth, Lancashire, where homemade, engine-less go-karts race down a hill to raise money for new facilities for young patients at the hospital. In the past three years, the race has raised more than £25,000 for this cause.
Kijlstra is also one of the sponsors of the annual celebrity dinner in aid of Rivacre junior football teams. This will be held at Ellesmere Port Civic hall on March 24th when ex-Liverpool player and TV pundit Mark Lawrenson will officiate.