Swiftpak, a local packaging company based in Theale, has recently run a Facebook campaign in line with the Six Nations Rugby Tournament giving away over 150 rugby balls to local community clubs. In a different twist on the standard company giveaway promotion, they offered their customers the opportunity to nominate local community rugby clubs they thought could benefit from the free rugby balls. "The campaign went very well, people were very keen to nominate their local clubs, there was more take up with that than when we were actually giving them away to our own customers themselves" said a spokesman for Swiftpak. Over 150 balls have been donated and very well received by 13 different clubs.
Specialists in transit packaging for nearly 40 years Swiftpak is a truly local family run company with strong community values. "Staying in touch with the local community is important to us and we believe it is our responsibility as a local community business to support local community causes wherever we can." Says Craig Gulley the managing director of Swiftpak.
Picture: Craig Gulley (Swiftpak Director) left with Thatcham First Rugby Team at Henwick Worthy Sports Grounds in Thatcham.