Sittingbourne FC is a semi-professional football club based in Kent. The club was established in 1886 and is one of the founding members of the Kent League. Sittingbourne FC rely largely on fundraising for their survival, so entered our Pick’n’Fix competition in the hope of winning some much-needed repairs to their clubhouse.

The Pick’n’Fix competition

During our Watertight for Winter campaign, SES Business Water ran a competition to give a local business the opportunity to win £1000 to treat their team, along with an expert Watertight Makeover. The winner was able to choose three essential services from our Pick’n’Fix range. Three runners up also won Watertight Makeovers for their business premises, worth £150 each. Sittingbourne FC were our lucky winners.

What we did

We visited Sittingbourne FC’s clubhouse to present the team with the prize money and carry out the repairs they had chosen. While on site, we discovered that two of the changing room showers were constantly running, so immediately got to work to shut them off. The showers will need extensive repairs to get them back to good working order and Sittingbourne FC have decided to use the £1000 to carry out these repairs. We’ve pledged to continue to work with the team on getting their facilities up to scratch, providing our time and resources at cost to make sure that their prize money goes as far as possible.

The results

We’re delighted to be able to help Sittingbourne FC make the repairs they need – a shower that leaks just 10 drips per minute wastes over 2000 litres of water per year, so they should see their utility bills reduced considerably!

Danny Appleton, chairman of Sittingbourne FC, said, “We’ve been fundraising to make some essential improvements to the clubhouse for a while now, so the money will come in really useful. SES Business Water have gone the extra mile – they’ve already carried out fixes in the clubhouse as part of the prize and they will be helping us to do more repairs”.