Wrexham AFC, Wrexham DSA and NAS Wrexham are very greatful to Gibbs Steel Fabrication Limited for their sponsorship of the Autism Friendly football match at My Racecourse on Saturday.
The Media Team spoke to Hannah Walker from the coast based company to find out a little bit more regarding their involvement at the club.
1. Can you tell the supporters of Wrexham AFC about Gibbs and how they are linked to Wrexham AFC?
Gibbs Steel Fabricators are a local Steel Fabricators based on Mostyn Docks, North Wales. We specialise in on and offshore work, gates and general fabrication works.
With core production values remaining strong and traditional fabrication becoming so very diverse, we at Gibbs decided to enhance the products and services we can produce for the customer by taking our substantial skills base forward into the new market of renewable energy, predominantly the Wind Turbine Service Industry both onshore and offshore.
Services that we offer include general fabrication, spray painting and coatings, bespoke design & build fabrication, project management, plant and equipment hire and wind turbine maintenance and repairs.
We are ISO 2015 registered, a member of the British Safety Council and a member of Federation of Small Businesses.
Gibbs Steel Fabricators are linked to Wrexham AFC through the creation of the disabled viewing platform at the stadium which we made and fitted in August 2016.
Glyndwr University and Wrexham Football Club asked us to create a viewing platform solution at the stadium which would allow the people to be sheltered from the elements and enhance the viewing spectacle for all who used it.
The platform was built at our workshop and stored until the season end. We then removed the immediate rows, replaced with newly laid foundations, and fitted the viewing platform. The viewing platform is in the Hays Travel Stand Stand top left side.
2. What inspired Gibbs to get involved with the Autism Friendly match at My Racecourse?
We have currently manufactured a disabled platform at Wrexham's football stadium and attended a previous football match there. We are keen to stay involved with our local community and businesses and we enjoy sponsoring these matches that are for a good cause.
3. What are your feelings about the club being involved in an Autism Friendly football match?
Wrexham Football Club is helping the community show awareness of Autism, supporting this brings many people together and may help to educate a few people about Autism. We at Gibbs admire Wrexham Football Club for doing what they can to raise money for such an important cause and we feel privileged to be able to help.
4. What difference do you believe that the Autism Friendly match will make to the families that get involved?
The autism friendly match will show the families that are getting involved that people are willing to show their support and understanding. It will also show that people with autism are treated the same as others and can still enjoy going to football matches or other events such as this one. After the autism friendly match the families will hopefully feel like they have the communities support behind them and feel encouraged to attend these type of events that they enjoy and feel at ease when they do so.
5. What did you think about the last match you attended?
Gibbs Steel Fabricators enjoyed the last match we attended at My Racecourse and are looking forward to watching this match, as well as getting together with the Club.