Hanson in the community

Penderyn quarry community involvement

We are very proud to sponsor the Hirwaun Allotment society, and members of the local community as well as St Cynog’s Church, The Historical Society, The Community Centre and the local primary school.

Penderyn sponsors the Hirwaun Allotment society.

Horton quarry sponsorships

Horton quarry has sponsored the national three peaks fell race which starts in Horton for many years and recently this race was part of the world championships.

The quarry also contributes to many local events including local shows, galas and local community events. We also give a lot of free materials to local good causes and community projects.

Charitable funding

Below is a list of charitable funding by Needingworth quarry during the year
  • Huntingdonshire Philharmonic - £250 donation
  • St John the Baptist Church, Baston - £250 donation
  • Needingworth Village Hall - £200 donation to Music Festival
  • Holywell-cum-Needingworth Gardening Club - £100 donation
  • Over Carnival - £200 donation

Local charities recently supported by the Ketton cement works:

  • Ketton Horticultural Society Sponsorship
  • Kiwanis Firework Display
  • Churwell Lions FC Football sponsorship
  • Stamford Scouts Raffle Prize
  • Glastonburghley Raffle Prize
  • Ketton School Defib & Training
  • Blackstone Junior Football Club Equipment
  • Stamford Burghley Rotary Club – Santa Fun Run
  • NSCPP Rutland Christmas Concert


We help charities and voluntary groups in communities close to our sites and offices through the Hanson in the Community scheme.

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Community donation

Earlier in the year Craig Yr Hesg quarry donated 40 tonnes of stone to the local golf club that overlooks the quarry.

Hanson staff help with Gwernymynydd and Cadole spring clean

Hanson help with community clean up.

A village is looking spic and span after residents turned out to give the streets an annual Spring Clean.

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Owl saved from screen house during pre-startup inspection

Owl rescued at Craig yr Hesg quarry.

Prior to starting up the plant on the 4th January following the christmas break, staff carrying out the pre-startup inspection spotted an owl that was trapped within the screen house and saved the day. 

Reopened pool makes a splash

A donation of aggregates and asphalt from Penderyn quarry has helped a local community to reopen a children’s park and paddling pool at Lee Gardens in the village of Penrhiwceiber.A campaign to save the park was started earlier this year after its closure in 2014 due to council cuts.

“We were asked if we could supply materials to complete the surfacing around the pool,” said Syston-based internal sales rep Natalie Waring. “District sales manager Lindsay Haines organised the deliveries and they were delighted.”

Charity cash

Padeswood Charity Cash.

Padeswood’s open day raised more than £1,000 for two local charities. The money was shared equally between Nightingale House Hospice, Wrexham and the Wales Air Ambulance. Much of the money was raised from the sale of raffle tickets, with Hanson customers and suppliers offering some fantastic prizes.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

On top of Ingleborough at 21miles.

Ketton planning engineer Barry Germany and his son Jacob, 18, were part of group of ‘Dads and Lads’ who took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds. Read more about this charity event that Hanson contributed £500 to.

Happy hikers enjoy overnight adventure

Happy hikers enjoy overnight adventure. Setting out... the group at Blodwell quarry
Setting out... the group at Blodwell quarry

Steve Andrews put his best feet forward when he joined a group of scouts for a 12-mile sponsored walk from the disused Blodwell quarry to Criggion.

“Fifteen youngsters aged 11 to 13 took part,” said Criggion quarry manager Steve, who was joined on the hike by LEAD apprentice James Johnson.

“We started off at Blodwell and walked a couple of miles to Llanymynech before camping the night.

“The next day we hiked the rest of the way to Criggion quarry.

“The youngsters from the Four Crosses Scouting Unit carried their own kit all the way and raised £540, which Hanson kindly match funded.”

The money will help buy new camping equipment.

Presenter Maddie Moat gets to grips with gravel.

Barton quarry and concrete plant in Staffordshire is to feature in a children’s TV programme showing how concrete is made.

Cheddar parish council visit Batt's Combe

Members of Cheddar parish council visiting Batts Combe quarry.

Members of Cheddar parish council visited Batts Combe quarry at the end of April to see how the site is being developed and hear about plans for the future. They were given an overview of the business in the office then taken to the viewing platform at the top of the quarry and shown the extraction and stone processing operations.

Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue Training Day at Needingworth Quarry

Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue Training Day at Needingworth Quarry.

On Sunday 1st of October 2017 members of the Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue volunteer group were welcomed to Needingworth quarry by Hanson to carry out a number of training exercises on the site. Read more

Old mobile phones go for recycling

More than 260 old mobile phones have been donated to CLIC Sargent for recycling to help raise money for children and young people with cancer.Whatley quarry-based maintenance foreman Dave Short prompted the donation from employees and the company, but said good teamwork led to so many phones being collected.

“CLIC recycles all sorts, including cars,” said Dave, who was full of praise for the charity that supported his family through a tough time when his toddler grandson was diagnosed with leukaemia.

“I am grateful to service desk team leader Adam Scott and Chipping Sodbury colleague Emily Sully, who did a lot of work to make the collection so successful”.

Barton assist upgrading local footpaths

The team at Barton quarry has helped a local youngster complete a Duke of Edinburgh Award project to upgrade local footpaths.

The team at Barton quarry has helped a local youngster complete a Duke of Edinburgh Award project to upgrade local footpaths.

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Community involvement

Hanson part funded the Mythaholme bridge, which was installed at the Southern end of the site in 2004 and spans the River Trent. The bridge will eventually form part of the extended “Trent Valley way” long distance footpath, which will run from Birmingham to the Humber estuary.

Craig Yr Hesg contributes to Glyncoch Community Centre

Craig Yr Hesg - Glyncoch community centre.

There can be no better example of the fund achieving its goals than at Glyncoch.

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