Tensor in the Community

Read the latest news surrounding Tensor and how we are helping to support our local community here in Hail Weston, St. Neots.

Tensor sponsors Childrens Hospice case study image

Tensor sponsors Childrens Hospice

Tensor were contacted by two executives from Luton Borough Council regarding sponsorship desperately needed for a charity event in aid of the Luton based Keech Cottage Children’s Hospice. The two executives, Frank Harrison, 40, and colleague Mike Girle, 52 planned to cycle the 906 miles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats to raise funds for the hospice. They had the backing of the Borough Council who were providing some support but now needed additional sponsorship from business. "We were so pleased when we got our commercial backers" exclaimed Frank to the Tensor reporter, as he described the moment when Tensor plc and EGS Ltd agreed to jointly finance their expenses. "If it wasn’t for Tensor and EGS then it simply would not have happened" he said. The pair set off on their marathon on Saturday June 12, 2004 and took 10 days to complete the tough charity ride. Frank said "it wasn’t plain sailing as we had a couple of punctures and a near collision at the start when Mike nearly ran into the back of me!" Along the way they had to endure the hard Scottish summer "it was cold, rainy and I nearly got hypothermia. I had to stop and rest at one point. We each took turns under the hand drier to warm ourselves up" said Frank. When we spoke Mike Girle, he echoed the same comments as Frank, but added, "you know, quiet often the public are completely unaware of how Business helps their local communities and this is a splendid example of what does actually happen on the ground. Well done, Tensor and EGS!" he concluded. Well done to you, Frank and Mike, the splendid effort was all yours – Ed

Tensor Supports the Redevelopment of Hail Weston Playing Field case study image

Tensor Supports the Redevelopment of Hail Weston Playing Field

Hail Weston playing field is situated in a prime location in the village of Hail Weston and provides the village with an area to exercise and play outdoors. A couple of years ago the Parish Council received a petition from the younger inhabitants asking for more activities for the over 5’s and young teenagers.  Nick Farnden, Chairman of the Hail Weston Parish Council, said “the petition made us aware that there was very little provision for older children in the playing fields and we resolved to do something about it”. After a period of consultation, the Parish Council realised that they had to raise some £40,000 for the playing field redevelopment and that this could be done by a mixture of local, national and lottery (Awards for All) funding. Plans are now well underway with the first phase of redevelopment on schedule to be completed by Easter 2010. This will enable children and adults to enjoy the playing fields throughout the whole of summer. Nick commended “We intend to have a range of activities to ensure that residents of all ages can participate. Amongst the installations will be a zip wire, multi-activity fort, trim trail, willow tunnel, picnic tables and chairs. We look forward to the area being enjoyed by all of the residents of Hail Weston.” Nigel Smith, Chairman of Tensor plc, said “Its important for businesses to support their local communities and Tensor are pleased that on this occasion we were able to help”. In addition to donations, Hail Weston Parish Council is holding a quiz on 6th February at 7:30pm in the Hail Weston Village Hall with proceeds going directly to the playing field redevelopment.

Tensor sponsors local youth football club case study image

Tensor sponsors local youth football club

Tensor is helping Priory Parkside Colt’s F.C. under-16’s kick off the new season in style after becoming the proud sponsor of their strips. Priory Parkside Colt’s football club was formed in 1978 and is one of the largest youth football clubs in Cambridgeshire. It is a charter standard community club and provides youth football from the ages of 7 to 17 for boys and girls. The under 7, 8,9,10 and mini 11 age group play in the Huntingdon Mini Soccer league. This league is non competitive and played under the FA guidelines that mini soccer should emphasise fun. The girl’s team play in the S-Tech Cambridge girl’s league. The under 11’s through to the oldest age group Under 17’s play in the Cambridge & District Colts League. All the teams play at Priory Park in St Neots and the club is affiliated to the Huntingdonshire FA. Gary Smith Manager of the U12B Priory Parkside Colts said “We hope to repay Tensors’ sponsorship by winning as many games as possible” Priory U12B was formed from the mini soccer school run on a Saturday morning at Priory Park where the boys enjoyed playing football together. Most of the boys have been together since 2005 with four new lads joining this year. Last season the boys had a very successful time winning 17 league matches drawing 2 and only loosing 3 so the Boys came third in the league. So they have been promoted to A division for this season. During the summer months we have played in tournaments three times going through to the semi finals but at priory parksides own tournament we were the 2009 winners all the way.

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