VEKA Marketing team sitting in the library busGraffiti art on the outside of the busHandmade animal themed bean bags for the children to relax whilst readingHandmade animal cushionsDecorative bunting around the busVEKA French Doors fitted to the bus in collaboration with 2BRInteractive bus dashboardBottom level of the bus with books and bookshelvesVEKA Directors, the Mayor and the children stood proudly next to the bus
VEKA Marketing team sitting in the library busGraffiti art on the outside of the busHandmade animal themed bean bags for the children to relax whilst readingHandmade animal cushionsDecorative bunting around the busVEKA French Doors fitted to the bus in collaboration with 2BRInteractive bus dashboardBottom level of the bus with books and bookshelvesVEKA Directors, the Mayor and the children stood proudly next to the bus

Community Challenge

We worked with regional radio station 2BR to promote the ‘VEKA Community Challenge’, where projects could be nominated for a ‘big fix’ and Whittlefield Primary School was overwhelmingly voted the winner.

The transformation took just five weeks, with help from a host of businesses across the county and more than 750 hours of volunteered time.

Our Marketing Director Dawn Stockell said: “We were thrilled to work on what became the ‘Whittlefield Woodland Library Bus’. VEKA is well known for getting stuck in to charity work, community causes and local projects. It’s a significant part of the company’s ethos and one that we are very proud of.

With 45 volunteers (both from VEKA and keen local helpers) we were able to complete the project in just five weeks. It has been quite an undertaking, racking up more than 750 volunteer hours. Along with VEKA’s time, suppliers across Lancashire have also been incredibly generous and donated products and services worth over £25,000 to create a welcoming and inspiring space.

Burnley Football Club and the VEKA teamThe VEKA team at Burnley Football Club
Burnley Football Club and the VEKA teamThe VEKA team at Burnley Football Club

Burnley Football Club in the Community

The Premier league targets member clubs with community enhancement initiatives, which Burnley already had in place before the dawn of the Premiership, championed uniquely by our Newcastle Football supporting Sales Director, Neil.

The organisation works with groups across all sectors of the community to help improve their well-being. Starting with toddler groups getting them active in sport from a young age to interviewing skills for NEET groups, mobility groups for senior citizens and all areas in between.