"Just wanted to say thank you for the trophies, they looked amazing and
everyone loved them! Thanks for the hard work and effort in getting them to
us on time".
- Rachel Berry - Redstor Limited
Trophy Blog #104 ~ In the early part of last year I wrote a column about companies having a responsibility to the area that they operate in. I asked if these companies could do more, and a few people got in contact to say, yes, they could. Retailers, businesses and companies can help in so many ways and almost all of them do something to help. Sometimes they prefer to do it secretly, so you might not know about it. Our own company already works with the Selby Hands of Hope charity; we regularly promote and support the great work they do. We have a collection tin in the office for them and also have one for my fellow column writer, Annette at Selby Wildlife Rescue. If you read the sports pages of the Selby Times and Post you may have spotted we also help some local sports teams. Grass roots sports clubs need every penny they can get as they have so many costs to pay for. Some business owners count every single penny they make in profit, while others spend vast amounts of money on various projects. I am also treasurer at a local football club and help play a part in numerous applications for funding and grants to help improve our facilities. The money is out there, but it takes a lot of paperwork and red tape to get hold of it. The people of Selby and the surrounding area have a lot of money available to them, it just needs somebody to help them get it. Perhaps somebody on one of our many types of council could step forward and take on this role.  
Trophy Blog #51 – Everyone at LRB Trophies has been busy preparing and engraving the awards that are to be given out at tonights Selby and Goole Community Pride presentation night. We even had a last minute extra award to engrave as a joint winner was voted for. We are very proud to be involved again and we send our congratulations to all the winners (no names yet, hence the business cards in the photo!) I am delighted to see all the businesses, councils, politicians, and education establishments working together to provide funding and sponsorship to make the event go ahead. Drax Power Station is one of the biggest employers in the area, so to have them on board is superb. They do a lot of work in the community and also have future proofed future employment at the power station with the Biomass change over projects. Big businesses now have a massive CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) presence in their local areas and without this, things don’t get done as quick as public or government funded projects. CSR donations or grants can be provided for almost any project these days. If you run a charity or club, do some research and see what can be provided, not just from Drax, we have all sorts of businesses based within 30 miles of Selby. Remember, If you don’t ask, you don’t get. I hope everyone enjoys themselves tonight, and I’m sure some heart breaking stories will be told. People who give up their time or put in that extra mile to achieve something really need to have their special moment in the limelight.