As a business based in the heart of the community, our support of local clubs and charities resonates with our employees and assists the needs of Hertfordshire based associations.
The Peace Hospice in Watford is our charity of choice.
Football is a longstanding passion for Managing Director Paul Fegan and, even though he’s a Watford FC supporter and season ticket holder, he continues to be upbeat about the beautiful game! Mala supports both Watford Football club and the Cassiobury Rangers, a junior football team in the area.
The Cassiobury Rangers Clarets under 13s is a local football team that has provided football for youngsters of both sexes in the Watford area for over 20 years. The football club didn’t have the resources to provide the under 13s with a much needed new kit so Mala approached Les Harland, the team coach, and offered to provide 18 new Nike kits so that the whole squad had one each, and a trophy for every game to go to the man of the match.
Watford FC business club
In 2009, Mala became a member of Watford FC’s business club through which they provide support to local community projects. The club recently won ‘Football Foundation Community Club of the Year’ at the 2010 Football League Awards for their work on numerous projects including the ‘MyPlace’ initiative that involves knocking down and re-building an old youth centre and turning it into a world class youth and community facility.
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Forget the Hoff, we’ve got the Fegan!
On June 10th Paul Fegan joined Watford FC’s Sport & Education Trust cycle team on the 66m Nightrider course through London. The gruelling bike ride was made just that little bit easier by the unique landmarks the team passed on the way including Tower Bridge, Picadilly Circus and the Houses of Parliament (not to mention the things you see in the middle of the night in England’s capital!).
So far they’ve raised £7000 for ‘Every Player Counts’ – the Trust’s disability project which provides opportunities for children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. Thanks to all who’ve donated so far and if you’d like to show your support click HERE.
Raffle for Sport Relief
Earlier this month Mala held a raffle, in conjunction with Watford Football Club and BT, to support Sport Relief 2012. With a headline prize of a Samsung 40″ LED Smart TV raffle tickets were in high demand and the fund raising activity generated £2200 for the charity.
Mala employees raised money for the Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund during December 2011. The charity provides assistance to the families of children with cancer, and the hospitals that treat them.
Mala sponsors charity football match at Watford FC
On Sunday May 22nd, in support of our charity of choice, The Peace Hospice in Watford, Mala sponsored an end of season friendly between the Temple Fortune First Team and Old Albanians FC at Vicarage Road, home of Watford FC.
Temple Fortune may have lost by one solitary goal to nil but they weren’t overawed by the higher-level opposition and gave a good account of themselves on the large Watford pitch.
So far the charity game has raised over £150.
The Peace Hospice cares for people living with a terminal illness, from across South West Hertfordshire. Costing £3.5 million a year to run and with only 25% of this supported by funding from the health service, the hospice must raise £2.75m from charitable donations. Paul Fegan abseiled down Harlequin Shopping Centre in Watford raising over £500 for the charity and tackling his fear of heights at the same time!