TJ: giving something back
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TJ is a company that recognises the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and they’re happy to get involved in projects that would benefit from a helping hand. As well as being valuable to the community, CSR also has a positive impact on social, economic and environmental factors and can positively affect your business by improving your company image, building your brand and motivating you, your employees and your customers.
TJ regularly donates goods and services to worthwhile projects, particularly those that are not-for-profit, are doing something that will make a difference to a local community or where the proceeds go to charity.
South Downs Show
TJ provided waste services for the South Downs Show 2019, which took place on 17 and 18 August. The show, which is now in its 6th year, is set in the South Downs National Park at the foot of one of the most iconic landmarks in the landscape – Butser Hill – and the beauty of the area is exposed to the full. The show is interactive, educational and fun – a family day out at an affordable price.
TJ provided two 12-yard skips for the show, along with a number of wheelie bins, which were dotted around the site. The skips were delivered on the Friday and collected on the Monday and the waste was taken to TJ’s materials recovery facility in Tipner for sorting and recycling.
TJ donated 50 tonnes of self-binding path gravel to Skanska UK who hold the Hampshire Highways contract. The gravel, which came from Hythe Quarry, was used to improve and renew Minstead Trust car park, which falls under the Hampshire Highways remit.
Hampshire Highways identified the need to extend and clean up the car park as it is at full capacity almost every day. The new, larger car park will enable more students to access the services and more care support to come into the centre to help as well.
Minstead Trust’s mission is to provide training and support for people with learning disabilities to enable them to develop new skills, lead fulfilled lives and achieve greater independence. It incorporates Training and Support Services, Furzey Gardens, Hanger Farm Arts Centre and the Minstead Lodge hospitality social enterprise.
TJ supported this year’s Clanfield Challenge by taking care of the waste management for the event free of charge. The annual running event raises money for local charities and projects and 2019 marked the fourth year of the Challenge with profits at around the £3k mark. Local causes can apply for grants of up to £500 which will come from the profit pot.
Last year the money raised was used for many local projects including repairs to St James’ Church in Clanfield, music lessons for pupils at Petersgate Infant School, a disabled access bench at Clanfield Junior School, a football kit for Clanfield Youth FC, a new local support group set up by Butser Home Start, and sensory play equipment for the Elizabeth Foundation.
TJ delivered four 1100-litre eurobins for mixed waste prior to the event, which took place on Sunday 19 May. They collected the bins the following day and the waste was taken to one of their materials recovery facilities, where the waste was sorted and recycled.
TJ donated 10 tonnes of specialist path gravel from their Hythe Quarry to pave footpaths in Warren Copse, an ancient woodland in Fawley, Hampshire.
Warren Copse, a 13-acre site, was purchased by Fawley Parish Council as a Public Amenity in 2009 to complement Holbury Manor which it already owned. The volunteers responsible for managing the site, the Warren Copse and Holbury Manor Conservation Group, were keen to improve the footpaths by using locally sourced path gravel.
A member of the conservation group, Eddie Holtham, said “I’d like to thank TJ Transport for the donation. The wood has not been managed for nearly 100 years and this morning we have been coppicing an area of Hazel to try and bring it back to its normal life cycle.”
TJ provides empty skips to Active Nation, Southampton, each year. They are an outdoor sports centre who encourage people to get active and with this in mind, they hold fun obstacle course race events twice a year. There are two events in 2019, one of which took place earlier in the year with the second due to take place in October.
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