Aspirare is driven by helping people get jobs predominately in the Lanarkshire area. However Lanarkshire regeneration is a passionate topic to both directors, Martin McCrum and Giles Plenderleith. In the spirit of regeneration and progression, Aspirare believe we must support the people who support us. Martin McCrum is a director of two charities, TCA Limited and Spirit Aid. Spirit Aid, the Scottish humanitarian organisation supporting local communities.
TCA Limited covers various services in the community in North Lanarkshire. TCA Limited run various events and initiatives in the community making the community a safer place to live. More information can be found on their website here.
Spirit Aid is the fantastic humanitarian organisation Spirit Aid. One of Aspirare’s board directors Martin McCrum is also an active board member of the Spirit Aid charity too. Aspirare wholeheartedly supports Spirit Aid for a few different reasons. Spirit Aid is a normal charity supporting normal people with every day issues no matter how big or small. They are a true charity with very low operational costs meaning every pound is donated stretches very far. In December 2018, Martin McCrum and Spirit Aid delivered 40 food hampers to Craigneuk Community Council as well as other Christmas gifts.
Mark Doyle of Man of Steel is a long time family friend of Martin McCrum. Martin has complete admiration for Mark’s business and motivation to help and assist the youth and the common person within the Craigneuk, Wishaw and Motherwell areas. More information on Man of Steel can be found below.
Martin has actively been involved in amateur boxing since his teenage years and has a 25 year relationship with Springhill Armature Boxing Club headed by the renowned coach Frank Delaney. Frank is unrivalled in his commitment in Scottish sport and his production of amateur and professional champions. Frank over the years has helped, assisted and developed the character and direction of many young people, both male and female in the noble discipline of boxing and fitness.
Martin often mentions Craigneuk as a town within a town and as an area close to his heart with close family links. Craigneuk Amateur is the local amateur team and has been sponsored and supported by Aspirare for many years.
Spirit Aid were founded in 2001 by their head of operations David Hayman who work across the world to reach children in need. They have operations running in Scotland, Palestine, Afghanistan and Malawi.
They are a Scottish humanitarian relief organisation who are dedicated to alleviating the suffering of children and young people whose lives have been affected by poverty, neglect, abuse, lack or opportunity, humanitarian crisis or even shattered by war.
We’ve supported Spirit Aid by creating a new website and helping them promote a social media campaign. This helps assist the charity in fundraising and raises awareness within the local community.
We wish Spirit Aid all the best in 2019!
Springhill Boxing Club is a non-profit organisation that gives a supportive environment for male and female athletes of all ages who are interested in pursuing competitive or non-competitive boxing training.
The club has a friendly atmosphere which allows the members to uphold discipline, nature athleticism, encourage healthy living and build up a sense of community. The club believes that any target can be achieved through determination, hard work and perseverance.
The coaches at the club provide a group exercise and one on one training. This facilitates the development of sportsmanship, focus and comradeship.
Martin has actively been involved in amateur boxing since his teenage years and has a 25-year relationship with Springhill Armature Boxing Club headed by the renowned coachFrank Delaney. Frank is unrivalled in his commitment in Scottish sport and his production of amateur and professional champions. Frank over the years has helped, assisted and developed the character and direction of many young people, both male and female in the noble discipline of boxing and fitness.
We wish Springhill Boxing Club all the best in 2019!
Man of Steel is a spacious gym that is based in Craigneuk, Wishaw. It is spearheaded by Mark Doyle who is the 2009 British Amateur Thai Boxing Champion. He draws a lot of attention for his action-packet classes and sense of responsibility for the youth within the Craigneuk community.
Mark was born and raised in Craigneuk and grew up running around the streets. He was in and out of jobs and was a lorry driver prior to taking up martial arts at 30 years old where he fell in love with it.
Mark finds motivation doing the kid’s classes as its all Craigneuk kids. One of the kids have already won the Scottish championship and she has fought in the British championship. Mark feels that it gives the kids discipline and focus. This has changed his life and its something he loves doing.
MarkDoyle of Man of Steel is a long-time family friend of Director Martin McCrum. Martin has complete admiration for Mark’s business and motivation to help and assist the youth and the common person within the Craigneuk, Wishaw and Motherwell areas.
We will continue to support Mark and wish him well in all future endeavours.
Initially the pair were unsure of whether join a Saturday or Sunday League. However after recruiting two experienced amateur players from Craigneuk, John McCafferty (Franny's father) from Gowkthrapple Amateurs and Frank McLauchlan from Gowkthrapple Thistle, it was decided that Saturday football was the best option.
Martin often mentions Craigneuk as a town within a town and as an area close to his heart with close family links. Craigneuk Amateurs is the local amateur team and has been sponsored and supported by Aspirare for many years.
Aspirare Recruitment is proud to support Giffnock Soccer Centre 2006 age group with pitch sponsorship for another year in succession.
A great event for all the kids who always have a great time regardless of the result.
Glad the weather held up for the day with funds generated for the club.
Giffnock Soccer Centre (GSC) was founded in 1995 by a group of dads keen to teach their children the rudiments of football in a safe and fun environment. We are now one of the biggest clubs of our type in the country with over 1000 boys and girls currently at the club, The club is run entirely by over 200 volunteers and coaches.
We currently have over 200 volunteers and coaches, all of whom hold, or are working towards SFA Certificates and qualifications, and all PVG checked.
Due to the increasing popularity of Giffnock SC, we are always keen to welcome new coaches to the Club – enthusiasm and willingness is as important as qualifications and experience to encourage the football ethos and fair play ethics that Giffnock SC promotes.