DRAPER Tools’ relationship with Saints is entering a new chapter with the Saints Foundation named as their community charity partner.
The Hampshire-based tool company will support the Saints Foundation through fundraising and volunteering, 40 years after their initial sponsorship of Saints.
The Saints Foundation team recently visited the Draper Tools offices in Chandler’s Ford to publicize their work, with their staff sampling some of the Senior Saints project.
Draper Tools sponsored Saints for nine successful years from 1984 to 1993, a period in which iconic players like Alan Shearer, Matt Le Tissier and Franny Benali made their debuts for Saints.
Now they want to support the club’s charity in their life-changing work in the city of Southampton. Director Tom Draper said: “As a family business, the local community is very important to us and we are extremely proud to partner with Saints Foundation.
“It was an honor to know about the charity and the vital work they do, we are delighted to support this. Our history with Southampton FC really makes this partnership very special, it’s something everyone here is excited about. We look forward to working closely with charities and raising funds for them in the future.
Jazz Bhatti, Head of Fundraising and Partnerships at Saints Foundation, said, “We are thrilled to be part of the next chapter in Draper Tools’ long partnership with All Things Saints.
“By naming us Saints Foundation as a Community Charitable Partner, they will help us reach the most vulnerable people in our city, with our projects helping participants become healthier, more empowered members of their communities.”
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