Long-term Rovers sponsor Polypipe is celebrating 40 years of business in the town throughout 2020.
Like all individuals, companies and organisations across the UK, Polypipe have had to make a number of changes and adapt to the new circumstances in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but have pledged to support Club Doncaster for a further year.
As well as fulfilling essential orders, its teams of employees have been doing everything they can to help local communities and causes.
Head of commercial at Club Doncaster, Jon Warburton commented: “We have been overwhelmed with the support from our partners, and it’s fantastic that Polypipe have continued support even in testing times.
“We have seen a real sense of community as everyone tries to make it through the pandemic, and that has been shown through their continued support to us, but also to the local community.”
The company has donated half a tonne of polypropylene to students at Bradfield Technology College who have used the material to manufacture more than 12,000 visors for health care workers so far.
Working with their supply chain partners, Polypipe also organised protective equipment donations and collections from other local businesses which included thousands of plastic aprons for the Doncaster South primary care network which covers 43 practices across Doncaster.
As part of their contribution locally, Polypipe Building Products also provided a van and driver for a community group delivering hot meals to vulnerable people.
Another 500 kilograms of polypropylene was donated to the Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC), in Northamptonshire, to manufacture crucial supplies of equipment for frontline healthcare workers across Northamptonshire.
The most recent efforts from Polypipe came in conjunction with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. Polypipe donated much needed funds to provide disadvantaged students in the region with computer equipment to enable them to continue their studies from home.
From its beginnings in 1980, the company has grown into the third biggest employer in Doncaster, with up to 1,000 staff working across three sites at Neale Road, Broomhouse Lane and Kirk Sandall and more than 3,000 employees in the UK and further afield. The company manufactures plastic piping and plumbing components for homes and businesses, and has been at the forefront of some of the biggest innovations in plumbing and drainage throughout its history.
The company is currently charting its history on www.polypipe.com/40years
If you would like to become an official partner with Club Doncaster, please get in touch with the team on firstname.lastname@example.org.