A Sheffield school basketball team has brand new shirts thanks to Sherwood Truck and Van Ltd.
Youngsters at Brunswick Community Primary School, in Woodhouse, were kitted out by the commercial vehicle supplier before taking part in a finals tournament with schools from across Sheffield.
Extended schools co-ordinator Julie Dennison said the mixed team of year five youngsters – aged 10 and 11 – did really well, finishing fifth in the competition.
“It was excellent that they could compete using the bibs provided by Sherwood Truck and Van. The team played really well. For some children these school competitions are the only opportunity they have to take part in sport,” she said.
“This helps to raise their self-esteem and confidence. It is fantastic that the company provided this support.”
The link with the school came about through Sherwood Truck and Van employee Terry Craig, who is married to teaching assistant Caroline Craig.
Helen Waterfall, regional director of Sherwood Truck and Van, which has a dealership in Highfield Lane, Sheffield, said: “Sport is such an important part of growing up, we were more than happy to help. I’m delighted the children had such an enjoyable day out at the finals.”
Sherwood is a leading supplier of new and used commercial vehicles, established in 1978. The company also maintains, services and repairs commercial vehicles across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and most of Cheshire.
It is now best known as a dealership for Iveco trucks and vans – the second largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Europe. It recently became part of the Guest Motors Group of Companies.
Sherwood prides itself on its service pedigree with a stock holding of more than 15,000 lines, a fully equipped accident repair centre and 24-hour roadside support.