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Kennings.co.uk Sponsors Long-Term Trade Customer in the Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby: Racing for a Cause

As anticipation builds for the Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby, excitement and community spirit are at an all-time high. This year’s event is set to be particularly special, as Kennings.co.uk proudly sponsors one of our long-term trade customers participating in the race. But this isn’t just any soapbox racer; they are racing to raise funds for two noble causes: the Armed Forces Para Snowsports Team and youth football clubs Goole Town Tigers U9 and Snaith Spartans U9. Let’s explore this inspiring story of community support, charity, and the thrill of the race.

The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby: A Tradition of Fun and Competition

The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is a cherished local tradition, bringing together teams from across the region to compete in a downhill race with their homemade, gravity-powered soapboxes. The event showcases creativity, engineering prowess, and a strong sense of community. Every year, thousands gather to cheer on the participants, making it a highlight of the local calendar.

Arrivals: From 8am

Racing starts: 10am – Approx. Finish Time: 4pm

Kennings: Supporting Community and Charity

Kennings has always been more than just a business; we strive to be a part of the community. Our sponsorship of a long-term trade customer in the Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby showcases our commitment to supporting local initiatives and charitable causes. This act of sponsorship aligns perfectly with our values of community involvement and giving back.

Racing for the Armed Forces Para Snowsports Team

One of the primary beneficiaries of this sponsorship is the Armed Forces Para Snowsports Team, a local volunteer-run charity. This organization provides a pathway to competitive racing for ex-service personnel who have been wounded or injured while serving our country. By raising funds through the soapbox race, Kennings.co.uk and their sponsored racer are helping to empower these brave individuals, offering them hope, rehabilitation, and new opportunities through the power of sports.

Supporting Local Youth Football Teams

In addition to the Armed Forces Para Snowsports Team, the race also aims to raise much-needed funds for two local youth football clubs: Goole Town Tigers U9 and Snaith Spartans U9. These clubs play a crucial role in the development of young athletes, providing them with essential skills, teamwork experiences, and the joy of the game. Funds raised will help ensure that these young footballers have access to the best possible facilities, equipment, and coaching.

Meet the Racer: A Long-Term Trade Customer

The soapbox racer sponsored by Kennings.co.uk is a valued long-term trade customer, embodying the company’s dedication to strong, lasting relationships. As they take to the track, they carry not only the hopes of the community but also the ambitions of those they are racing to support. This partnership highlights the power of collaboration between local businesses and their customers in achieving positive change.

Preparing for the Race

Building the soapbox has been a true labour of love, involving meticulous planning, careful engineering, and a dash of creativity. The team at Kennings, alongside our trade customer & friends, have worked tirelessly to create a soapbox that’s both fast and visually stunning. Adorned with colours and logos representing both the Armed Forces Para Snowsports Team and the youth football clubs, the soapbox is ready to make a statement on race day.

Race Day Anticipation

As race day approaches, excitement is building. Spectators can look forward to a thrilling event filled with innovative soapbox designs, friendly competition, and heart-warming stories of community support. Kennings’ sponsored racer is poised to be a crowd favourite, with many eager to see how they perform and to support the causes they are championing.

Join the Fun and Support the Causes

Kennings.co.uk encourages everyone to come out and support the Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby. Whether you’re cheering from the sidelines or participating in the various activities, your presence will contribute to the success of this event. It’s a fantastic opportunity to witness the power of community spirit and to support worthy causes that make a real difference in people’s lives.

Kennings’ sponsorship of a long-term trade customer in the Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby is a testament to their dedication to community support and charitable giving. This partnership not only adds excitement to the race but also shines a light on important causes like the Armed Forces Para Snowsports Team and local youth football clubs. As we gear up for race day, let’s celebrate the spirit of generosity, teamwork, and community that defines this wonderful event.

Join us in cheering on our sponsored racer and contributing to these noble causes. Together, we can make a significant impact and enjoy an unforgettable day at the Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby!

Donations are available to PAYPAL (Friends + Family): pollyfundraiser@outlook.com

A Trip Down Memory Lane for Kennings

Here at Kennings, we’ve been around for quite a while, and if you have lived around the Goole area, there is no doubt you will have received one of our many amazing promotion leaflets. We have been digging through the archives and we’ve found some fantastic old leaflets guaranteed to give you some nostalgia and make you wonder why you didn’t stock up on fence panels in 2002…

Fence panel launch

When we launched our first kind of European Style panels, they were all the rage. They’re still as popular today, but the prices are a little different! Who remembers when you could get a 6’x6′ panel for only £39.75 (INC VAT)? It would cost more than that in timber in 2022! Nowadays our 1.8m x 1.8m Elite St Lunair Panels are still a bargain at only £99.29 each (INC VAT). Our panels are made from specially selected FSC timbers and manufactured to a very high standard, planed and pressure treated with a pale green finish that allows the beauty of the wood to show through, not just screwed and treated! Our selection of fence panels has grown exponentially over the past 35 years, we now offer a wide range of panels to suit any need or budget with our cheapest panel being only £20.89 each (INC VAT) – even cheaper than on our retro leaflet!

Ordering hotline 01405 720127

Wheelbarrow Nostalgia

Speaking of bargains, take a look at this poster for our wheelbarrows, only £20 (+VAT) You can still get an amazing deal on our wheelbarrows down at our Hook Road yard, but don’t bring this leaflet, the price won’t be honored, unfortunately! We have also continued stocking work boots at a substantially reduced price, our fantastic team can vouch for that! But luckily, we have hired a fantastic graphic designer – so our posters no longer look like the below…

Us here at Kennings are happy to let you know, that our posters are much more pleasing to the eye in 2022.

2002 Prices anyone?

While our prices are unbeatable in 2022, they were eye-watering in 2002! Just look at those aggregates for only £3.88 (+VAT), if only we had a time machine like Nigel the Martian. While we would love to still offer the crazy 2002 prices, we still have the same core principles, supplying the customer what they want, delivered on time, at unbeatable prices! Nostalgia aside, we pride ourselves on these core principles and our excellent team of staff is excited to prove that we have what it takes to make your garden dream, a reality. Whether you like to shop online from the comfort of your own home, or would prefer to come to see us in person at any of our sites.

Definitely out of this world prices!

Has all the nostalgia left you inspired? Shop Building Supplies today!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects. Just pick up the phone or visit any of our 3 sites located in Goole & Gilberdyke.

At Kenning’s, you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE local delivery on most orders *

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the East Riding, but some areas may incur a charge. Minimum charge applies, contact us for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

Goole’s beautiful tribute to our Armed Forces

Here at Kennings, we recently supplied materials to a group of veterans and students from Delta Acadamey Goole. They have kindly dedicated their last two weekends to building and painting the fantastic Remembrance Day memorial for our Armed Forces at Goole’s clock tower.

Some of the fantastic volunteers with their work.
Credit: Ross Turner on Facebook

The process took a long time, but it was worth it! We can tell the group put in some fantastic effort. We could not be prouder to be part of this community!

What is Remembrance Sunday?

Remembrance Sunday always falls on the second weekend of November, it takes place on the 14th of November 2021 this year. The nation has the opportunity to remember those who sacrificed their lives to defend our freedom and way of life. We remember those who served in the Armed Forces from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their lives due to conflict or terrorism.

Alongside Remembrance Sunday, every year on the 11th of November, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that marked the end of the First World War in 1918, we traditionally hold a one or two-minute silence recognising the precise time that the hostilities ceased in 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The display looks even better at night.
Credit: Ross Turner on Facebook

How can I donate or contribute to the Poppy Appeal?

The Poppy Appeal stock recently arrived in the Goole and Howden branch of the Royal British Legion. You can buy directly from them to contribute to the charity so they can continue the fantastic work they do. The RBL help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families with care, physical and mental wellbeing, financial support and local community connections.

You can donate directly through their website here

Alternatively, by purchasing a poppy from a local retailer, or their merchandise here