Four engineers dug deep to support their local community.

Syngenta workers Andy Allison, Wayne Dyson, Christopher Fawcett and Philip Wilson spent the day creating a disability ramp and access at Golcar United.

Backed by Syngenta’s community giving scheme, the team got to work to lay the disability ramp and improve access to the club on Friday.

Andy Allison, 31, said: “Three of us are United players and we knew the club wanted to make access improvements so more people can get to the club.

“We’ve worked on a disability ramp, access for emergency vehicles and improved the access to where United want a new canteen too.

“It doesn’t just benefit United, There is a great juniors section and the better access means more people can come down and watch or get involved.

“Wayne, Chris and I came up through the ranks at United and we still play now, so it’s great to give something back to our local area.

“Syngenta has put £1,000 towards it and the club has put something towards the project too.”

Community volunteers from Syngenta work on the disabled and ambulance access road at the Golcar Utd football ground
Community volunteers from Syngenta work on the disabled and ambulance access road at the Golcar Utd football ground
 

Once Andy heard about Syngenta’s community fund he spoke to Ian Whitehead, a Golcar United committee member, who worked out what was needed and costed it.

Andy then presented the club’s pitch to his bosses who saw they could support United in their bid to improve disability access and backed the project.

John Holmes, a local plant hire contractor, got to work to dig out the area and the Syngenta team worked as labourers for the day.

Golcar United is now looking for financial support to improve facilities at the Longfield Avenue base even more for the community.