Yale Helps Local Bike Club Get Back On Track


Yale Helps Local Bike Club Get Back On Track

Security specialist Yale has donated a range of security products to Wednesfield Aces Cycle Speedway Club after a recent break-in and fire destroyed its clubhouse.

Wednesfield Aces has been a pillar of the community for 50 years, but its clubhouse was completely destroyed in August after arsonists broke in and set alight to a mass of paper inside the clubroom.

As well as gutting the inside of the clubhouse, including office, clubroom and kitchen, the fire also destroyed irreplaceable photographs and trophies, which had been collected since the Club was founded in 1962.

After a regional fundraising appeal was launched, Yale donated heavy duty padlocks, mortice and euro profile locks, a Yale Keyless Digital Door Lock and a state-of-the-art SmartHome Alarm, and fitted the products themselves in order to reduce the amount of work the Club’s committee members had to undertake.

David Herbert, Head of Marketing for Yale, said: “We were extremely distressed when we heard of the break-in and fire at Wednesfield Aces. Being in the local area, many of us at Yale have friends and family who are members of the Club and we wanted to do everything we could to help. With the security products supplied and fitted we wanted to ensure this great club is protected for the future.”

Committee member Tony Mullinder, said: “We are so grateful to all the companies who’ve donated so many products, not to mention their time, in order to support the Club. We are really touched by the way the whole of the community has come together to stand against mindless vandalism and to get Wednesfield Aces back on track.” 

Wednesfield Aces plan to reopen on the 10th November with a newly refurbished clubhouse and improved security across the whole of the site.

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