March firm sponsors Wisbech Karting club

March utilities contractor CUB (UK) has sponsored a local group.

Wisbech and District Kart Racing Club (WDKRC) is all about grass kart racing and providing an exciting activity that families and young people can get involved in.

There are only three grass kart racing clubs left in the United Kingdom and WDKRC is the largest.

They do not receive any funding and everything is paid for out of their own pockets.

The club’s Martin Osborne said: “WDKRC is a smaller club in comparison to other charitable organisations. It is struggling financially therefore support from commercial organisations such as CUB (UK) helps it to survive.

“CUB (UK) has recently sponsored three heats for the British Championships and we are very much looking forward to their continued support going forward.”

Louis Fairfax, managing director of CUB UK, said: “WDKRC has been around for a long time and always provides fantastic fun for everyone who attends. I can’t wait to get into a kart myself.”

To say thanks for the sponsorship WDKRC offered two employees from CUB UK the opportunity to give kart racing a try. Louis and Matthew Plumb took up the challenge and had lots of fun.

Matthew Plumb, relationship manager at CUB (UK) Ltd, said: “It was very kind and generous of WDKRC to invite us along. It is something I have never tried before and was a bit apprehensive at first.

“It is always good to sponsor a local charitable organisation and this one is very deserving of it. I hope when we sponsor them in the future I can have another go.”

CUB (UK) Ltd will be looking at continuing sponsorship of WDKRC next year.