Ringtons Community Fund

The Ringtons Community Fund was set up in 1996 by the fourth generation of the Smith family to go towards charitable causes in the local area which support women, families, the elderly, disabled people and those living in disadvantaged areas.

Ringtons staff visited South Tyneside Ability Football Club who received a grant of £2,500 to develop an 11-a-side disability football team and support more advanced members to secure their coaching badges.

Mike Rowell, Trustee of the Ringtons Community Fund said: “I was delighted to meet parents and players who have been able to complete their level 1 coaching badges at South Tyneside Ability FC thanks to support from the Ringtons Community Fund.  As a company we have a long history of donating to various local charitable causes and we are passionate about continuing this family tradition.”

Justin Laidler, Project Coordinator at South Tyneside Ability FC added: “The club was established in October 2011 after a need for disability football in South Tyneside was identified.  We support adults with disabilities whose ages range from 16-44 years.  The grant from Ringtons has enabled us to develop 11-a-side disability football which is played throughout the UK, the grant has allowed us to develop our coaching, and also pay for support and travel costs for the team to attend the disability league and cup fixtures.”

For more information about Ringtons, visit www.ringtons.co.uk