William Wilson in the Community
06/01/2022 09:10:10

Energy Action Scotland (EAS) campaigns for an end to fuel poverty in Scotland and is the only national charity with this sole remit.

EAS aims to develop and promote effective solutions to the problem of cold, damp and expensive to heat homes.

Winter 2021 into 2022 is shaping up like no other in memory.  Rising energy costs, supplier failures, storms, more time at home, rising prices and income reductions for many. Inevitably it will take its toll.

EAS wants to help some of those in greatest need.  People in extreme fuel poverty, at risk of self-disconnection, unable to afford their energy costs, whose health and wellbeing could suffer.

Basic warmth items such as duvets, blankets, flasks, and hot water bottles will make a difference.

EAS have asked us to support their winter campaign ‘Essential Warmth’ and we are promoting it on our social media channels throughout the winter. It’s a tough time for everyone.

EAS have managed to establish a trade account with a supplier of duvets and duvet covers which is providing them with access to goods at a considerably lower cost than RRP and they have the opportunity of securing a further discount for an initial bulk order.

It’s thought that a good quality pack for a family of 4 including a double 13.5/15 tog duvet, two single 13.5 tog duvets and covers will cost approximately £60. Everything would be machine washable and would last for several years, providing ongoing warmth and comfort.

To ensure that packs reach those that need it most they will be distributed by housing associations and other members to individuals and families identified by EAS.

Last year the EAS winter campaign grew from modest beginnings to help over 500 families and was recognised for its community engagement and benefit in the prestigious international Energy Institute Awards.

The need to help people this winter is even greater.

05/01/2022 16:00:32

Orkney Hockey is one of the most successful sporting teams in Orkney.  In the past 15 years the club has increased the profile of Orkney Hockey at both local and national level. 

Kirkwall branch manager Alasdair Rendall was approached to become a sponsor, and after evaluation of the costs, Alasdair decided Orkney Hockey was a good example of how William Wilson could contribute to the local community. 

At a local level the team has won their Senior Inter County fixture against Shetland for the past 16 years. 

At a national level, Orkney Hockey has competed in the Scottish District Cup over the past 15 years, managing to progress to the semi-finals on each occasion entered, and winning the competition five times.  The ladies return this year to defend their title. 

Orkney Hockey is committed to supporting and providing affordable hockey to players of all ages, abilities and experience through safe and friendly sporting events.

The club offers competitive and recreational hockey to the community.

The club is particularly committed to junior development with senior players taking the training.

05/01/2022 15:59:34

William Wilson Cumbernauld have agreed a two-year strip sponsorship deal with Cumbernauld Colts Community Football Club.

Our sponsorship is of the change strip of the Semi Professional Senior Male Team who play in the Scottish Lowland Football League (SLFL), Scotland’s 5th tier with aspirations to attaining SPFL status.

The Scottish Lowland League also has Celtic and Rangers B teams playing in it and this can often result in TV coverage which could mean increased exposure for William Wilson.

Colts currently play in the all seated Broadwood Stadium, which they ground share with Scottish League one side Clyde.

The Club is the first Club in Scotland to achieve the SFAs Quality Mark Award (Legacy Platinum Level) accreditation. This is awarded to Clubs who demonstrate they meet the necessary criteria from playing, coaching programmes, coach development, child protection, equality and club management.

The award is an acknowledgement that Colts strive to provide both the highest quality and welcoming environment for young participants in sport.

Our sponsorship package includes social media pushouts, pitch side & programme advertising and mentions on Colts TV.

The club operates an array of community based coaching initiatives involving over 500 children and young people each week.

05/01/2022 15:57:36

The Marie Trust is a front-line homeless charity in Glasgow, and they have signed the lease to take over the iconic Café India on Albion Street to deliver their services from and they’ll open there during 2022.

The Marie Trust is focused on supporting people to exit homelessness and move into safer, more stable accommodation to live safer lives.

Marie Trust Chief Operating Officer Frances McKinlay approached William Wilson with a request for assistance with toilet, shower and bathroom products.

William Wilson Area Manager Davie Mckissack said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Marie Trust in this small way.  We have two locations in Glasgow and between them and our Cumbernauld branch, we’ll be doing our best to provide the Marie Trust with the products they need.”

13/05/2021 09:45:01

Northern Heating Aberdeen are sponsoring track suits for Northstar community football club.

03/03/2021 10:49:13

William Wilson Perth have become a sponsor of the Talisker Whisky 2021 Row the Atlantic Challenge.  Our sponsored team, Five in a Row, includes customer Fraser Potter and is supporting the charity Reverse Rett.

03/03/2021 10:47:12

William Wilson Portree are supporting the Isle of Skye Golf Club and their annual golf charity event.  The event will support the charity Kidney Kids.

18/12/2020 16:19:06

William Wilson Cupar have pledged support to Kennoway Girls Football Club to provide rain jackets for each member of their under 11’s squad.

18/12/2020 15:50:25

William Wilson Portree, along with many other local businesses, have made donations to Teuchter Warriors Independence Needed Soon (TWINS for short!)  TWINS is a charity organisation set up for Ollie & Johnny Kari - Koskinen who were diagnosed with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy at age 4.

18/12/2020 15:47:40

William Wilson Inverurie are running a Christmas raffle in aid of Charlie House.  Charlie House is a charity providing support in the North East of Scotland to children and young people with complex disabilities, medical needs and life limiting conditions.

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