Astley Hire has launched a £3500 community foundation to help local good causes with a cash boost, after celebrating 50 years in business. The company is urging community groups, projects, associations, locally based charities, and even individuals who need support in Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley to apply for a slice of the money.
Astley Hire’s managing director, Stephen Dorricott, said that he and his brother, operations director Michael Dorricott, have both been in the business over 40 years and want to give something back to the area where the firm has been based for half a century.
The Astley Hire Community Foundation is being backed by Leigh Councillor, Pam Stewart MBE, who will help Astley Hire staff with the judging to decide who should receive a donation.
Anyone championing a local cause with their main base in the WN7, M46 or M29 post code areas can apply for a cash boost of up to £500. There will be two rounds of judging in 2017 following application deadlines on 31 March and 30 September 30.
Photo shows: Astley Hire’s managing director, Stephen Dorricott, launching the Community Foundation with Leigh Councillor, Pam Stewart MBE.