We take our responsibilities seriously as a local employer and are pleased to sponsor and support initiatives to benefit our local community. Here are some of our projects:
Windscale Under-15s football team strip sponsored by Coombe & Sharpe
Windscale Under-15s Football Team looking very smart in their new strip, sponsored this year by Coombe & Sharpe. Wishing you all every success for the 2018/19 season.
Egremont Rugby Union 14s & 15s team strip sponsored by Coombe & Sharpe
Wishing every success for the 2018/19 season to Egremont Rugby Union 14s/15s team, whose new strip we were pleased to sponsor this year.
A new playground for Netherton Infants School
We were excited to be involved with providing a new playground, with artificial grass and a new fence, for the children of Netherton Infants School in Maryport, which was opened by Maryport Paralympian Simon Lawson. Coombe and Sharpe undertook this project and Alan Sharpe, who was present at the opening to hand over the facility, commented that the company would be donating some play equipment too.
Headteacher Lynn Millingham said the new playground is “an exciting opportunity for the children to get active”. She added that the new playground would be usable in all weathers, provided more space and also a designated area for sports.
Coombe & Sharpe thanked for Community Foster Care support – posted Nov 2017
Coombe & Sharpe thanked for Moonlight Memories Walk support – posted Oct 2017
It’s not why we do it, but we were touched to receive a thank you letter from Hospice at Home West Cumbria for our sponsorship of their Moonlight Memories Walk on October 6th. The walk was very well-attended despite the rain and the figures are keenly anticipated for overall sponsorship raised. Very well done to all who took part!
Coombe & Sharpe provides new play surface for St Bees Village Primary School – posted September 2017
When we heard that the children at St Bees Village Primary School were having problems with the surface in their play area, which was putting a black sticky deposit onto clothes and toys, we stepped in with a new artificial turf finish, so that the children can play outdoors at any time of the year in a safe, clean environment. It’s a gesture from Coombe & Sharpe’s directors to the St Bees community which we hope the youngsters will enjoy for years to come.
Artificial turf is astonishingly realistic and a great solution for a whole range of outside spaces – find out more about our artificial turf projects.
Coombe & Sharpe to sponsor the Moonlight Memories Walk – posted May 2017
Along with Morgan Sindall Group, Coombe & Sharpe are sponsoring Hospice at Home West Cumbria‘s Moonlight Memories Walk on October 6th. Revisiting the enduringly popular ‘Midnight Walks’ of the past, this ticketed walk takes in the well-lit streets of Whitehaven starting at 10pm. We’re delighted to be supporting this most worthwhile of charities in their 30th anniversary year. Find out more and buy tickets for the walk.
Paul Coombe announces partnership with Hospice at Home West Cumbria – Feb 2017
We’re pleased to announce our support for Hospice at Home West Cumbria‘s fundraising
Paul Coombe announces partnership with Hospice at Home West Cumbria – Feb 2017
We’re pleased to announce our support for Hospice at Home West Cumbria‘s fundraising programme in this, their 30th anniversary year. Paul Coombe agreed Coombe & Sharpe’s contribution at a meeting with Hospice recently and the company will take part in the ‘£30 for 30’ initiative as well as more support to be announced.
Helen Sharpe presents to BECBC – Nov 2016
As part of the West Cumbria business community, we’re proud to be members of Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster. Our own Helen Sharpe made a member presentation about the company to the meeting on November 9th 2016 – see her presentation.
CFM / Coombe & Sharpe sponsor Moor Row Football Club charity event – July 2016
The aim was to raise funds for Moor Row Football Club, a local club which runs activities for youngsters to get them involved with sport. The guest of honour was Stuart Pearce, retired England football veteran.
The Coombe and Sharpe team went along to support the event and enjoyed listening to Stuart as he talked about his career and the state of football today. We are proud to support local charities and the lads had a good evening at the same time.
Mini Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria – May 2016
Coombe & Sharpe were delighted to sponsor the Mini Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria at Jericho Primary School. Children, parents and staff took part in the 400m race being showered in colourful powder paint in return for a small fee plus additional sponsorship to support the charity, with a total of £5000 raised.
Jericho’s headteacher Shaun Monaghan said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting Hospice at Home West Cumbria by taking part in this innovative event. Many of our families have been touched in some way by the charity and lots of our teaching staff care deeply about the cause. Our children are always up for some excitement and fun but they are also a very caring lot and they enjoy raising money for people in need.”
Christina Cremins, HHWC’s marketing manager said: “We are overwhelmed at the amount of money the Jericho School children have raised through their colour run, £5,000 really is outstanding! It was fantastic to see the whole school get behind the event and put so much effort in to supporting our cause. A big thank you to sponsors Coombe & Sharpe who ensured that every penny raised on the day went to our cause.”
Paul Coombe said of the event: “We were delighted to sponsor today’s event and it’s been great to come down and see all the kids taking part and having fun. We started our company 28 years ago and in that time we have done lots of work in the area, helping us to slowly expand and get to where we are today. It’s so important that businesses get involved in community activities like this – it’s great to be able to give something back.”
For more information on Hospice at Home West Cumbria and its services contact 01900 873173. Full Whitehaven News article can be seen here.
Coombe and Sharpe Landscaping Ltd are gearing up to join in with the CFM Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal. We want to ensure that no child wakes up to nothing on Christmas Day and help some of the 7000 underprivileged kids in our area wake up to a present on Christmas Day.
Coombe and Sharpe Landscaping is a family run business, Paul and Alan the two Directors both have children, and Paul now has two grandchildren. Some of the lads have young families and are keen to get involved, we know how important Christmas is to children and their families, we all want to do our bit to help.
Throughout December Coombe and Sharpe employees will be carrying out a ‘Santa hat a thon’, we will be wearing our Santa hats with pride whilst out on jobs, so if you see us around please stop and donate some money to this worthy cause.
Giving Back To The Local Community
The St. Bees Under 12’s Football Team were delighted when Coombe and Sharpe Landscaping offered to sponsor their kit for this season. The team have had the same kit for the last few years and so the boys were really pleased when they heard the news. Alan and Paul recognise how important it is to give back to the community and with Alan now living in St. Bees, they thought this would be a good thing to do for local children.
Alan was invited down for the first match of the season which was also the first time the boys had played on a full size pitch with the off side rule in operation, he was delighted when St. Bees won 4-1. The Team are a strong force in the Cumbria League and everyone at Coombe and Sharpe Landscaping wishes them well this season.
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