Community has always been important to Colemans and we’re proud to be able to support a number of local organisations, clubs and initiatives, whether through volunteering, fundraising, donations, employability services or more.
This latest episode focuses on some of those organisations, looking at the great work they do across Birmingham – and how Colemans has supported them for a number of years.
Firstly, Mark visits SIFA Fireside, building on a relationship that started back in the 1960s when Mark’s grandmother Norah Coleman lived next door to SIFA’s founder Sister Sabina in Stechford. Today, SIFA Fireside is the main day centre facility supporting people experiencing homelessness in Birmingham and Colemans is a long-standing partner, supporting with fundraising and employability services.
He also visits Stechford Foodbank, another organisation with strong links back to Mark’s grandparents who founded Colemans in 1962, now providing food parcels to an increasing number of people in the local community.
We’re focused on supporting local sporting organisations too. Mark meets Leighton Rennison, chairman of Birmingham BMX Club, which has benefited not only from sponsorship support but engineering and groundworks expertise too, aiming to create a world standard track in Perry Barr.
And he catches up with old friend Phil Brennan from Rectory Amateur Boxing Club in Sutton Coldfield, doing great work to give young people focus and structure in a safe sporting environment.
It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities in which we work.