Talasey Group has become a patron of the Saints Foundation, the charity of the Premier League team Southampton Football Club.

The foundation is a vehicle for the club to help people to be more-involved, healthier and more-empowered members of the community.

Talasey Group will use its bronze patronage as a springboard to get involved in a range of events, such as charity fundraising activities for the foundation, as well as networking with other local businesses and raising its profile in the region.

Saints fan and Talasey Group Southern Sales Director Shane McCormick will take the lead on the patronage and said that he is proud that the company is becoming part of the foundation.

“Being a fan of the club, I’m well aware of the great work that the foundation does in the community, and there are real benefits for Talasey Group being a part of it,” said Shane.

“We’re a business that likes to give back, and we’re already getting involved in events and activities that are focused on raising much-needed money for the charity and are directly making a difference to the people who need it most.

“It has initiatives such as Generation Gains – a programme that specifically works with isolated older people over the age of 65, many of whom do not have family members or friends to rely on. This kind of scheme isn’t something you would associate with a football club, but it’s making a big difference. We’re delighted to be part of a foundation that reaches out in this and many other ways to people.”

Speaking about Talasey Group becoming part of the Saints Foundation, its Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, Jazz Bhatti, said: “The charity is continuously helping to make a positive difference to people’s lives, and therefore we are extremely grateful for the support we receive from the business community in Southampton and the surrounding areas.

“We are excited about the partnership with Talasey Group and look forward to developing a fruitful relationship. As a bronze patron of the charity, Talasey Group will directly contribute to the charitable work delivered by the Saints Foundation, along with other likeminded businesses that have a passion for making a difference.”

Shane will combine this with his other commitments fundraising for Cancer Research UK and Band of Builders, as he is currently under treatment for melanoma and has been dubbed a “Cancer Warrior”.