RJS Waste Management UK is committed to supporting the communities within which it works: Chichester, Oxford and London

We donate to local charities and sponsor local sports clubs because people are at the heart of everything we do.

RJS Waste Management Supports Local Communities

With offices in Chichester, Oxford and London – and community close to our hearts – it is not unusual for the RJS Waste Management team to sponsor, fundraise and volunteer for local causes within our “home counties”. Here is a look at the community initiatives we have been involved in, continue to support and those we plan to contribute to.

West Sussex 

Rotary Club of Chichester Priory

What is Chichester without its Christmas Tree of Goodwill? It is a source of joy for the Chichester community and so many who visit the city centre over the festive season.

And, in November 2020, the RJS Waste Management team could not stand to hear that the 24ft Norwegian spruce was stuck in Surrey because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

So, we arranged with The Rotary Clubs to pay for the transport to collect and deliver the mighty spruce from Allan Lang Forestry in Cranleigh. We plan to don our helpful elf hats again for Christmas 2021.

The delivery of Chichester's Tree of Goodwill, as sponsored by RJS Waste Management

Aldingbourne Trust

The RJS Waste Management team usually take part in fun runs and other fundraising activities in aid of Aldingbourne Trust, a charity that is close to our hearts.

But, during the pandemic when the Aldingbourne Centre was closed to the public and lost an important revenue stream, we adopted rescue donkeys Tom and Jerry.

We continue to support the trust, which does a fantastic job of helping people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live independently in the community.

Aldingbourne Trust donkeys Tom and Jerry, as sponsored by RJS Waste Management

The Four Streets Project

The pandemic did nothing to quell the rising numbers of homelessness on Chichester’s streets and, considering the local situation, we chose to donate via The Four Streets Project which has been providing immediate practical support to Chichester’s homeless community since 2017.

RJS Waste Management’s Jon Gotham, whose wife volunteers for the charity, presented the Four Streets Project’s founder Donna Ockenden with £100 worth of Greggs gift cards for them to distribute during February and March 2021.

RJS Waste Management handing over donation to The Four Streets Project


Suki Aerobic Gymnastics Club

Delivering energetic sessions across all levels – from safe, fun introductory classes through to training for competitive international gymnasts – Suki offers something for all interested in this aerobic sport.

After fundraising for over five years to secure their own premises and make sure their young people could have the best facilities and equipment, the COVID-19 pandemic depleted the Club’s funds. We have sponsored them from November 2021 to 2023 and cannot wait to see how the Club and its members progress.

Suki Aerobic Gymnastics Club team, as sponsored by RJS Waste Management

Screwball Rally

We were one of the main sponsors for some of our MoD clients taking part in September 2023’s Screwball Rally.

Armed Forces veterans Andy Painting and Mark Powell (Royal Navy), along with David England, loaded into a car with a maximum value of £1000 and drove the five-day European rally to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The four charities supported by the team, and therefore RJS Waste Management, are Head Up, Jacob’s Well Care Centre, We Remember Submariners and Veterans Outreach Support (VOS).

With a route through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark, they racked up some 1,500 miles –– including pit stops, detours, and repairs! Read more and donate.

Tony Wells standing with Screwball Rally car and team


Oxford Rising Stars

Since its launch in 2022, we’ve supported the Oxford Rising Stars — an ice hockey club co-founded by our Managing Director Russell Shrives.

Bridging the age gap between Oxford Junior Stars and City Stars, the Rising Stars focuses on developing the sport. It also gives a platform for experienced players to play in NIHL2 and pass on their knowledge to young prospects.

Oxford Rising Stars hockey player on the ice with RJS Waste sign behind

Oxford City Stars

Having served as the director of Oxford City Stars Ice Hockey Team from 2016 to 2018, RJS Waste Management’s Russell Shrives is passionate about ice hockey. During his two seasons there they won the NIHL2 League Title and the NIHL2 National Championship.

Until 2022, RJS Waste Management sponsored the Oxfordshire-based ice hockey stars.

Oxford City Stars player (as sponsored by RJS Waste Management) and Russell Shrives

Oxford Midnight Stars

Not to be outshone by their male counterparts, the Oxford Midnight Stars Women’s Ice Hockey Club also benefits from our support.

For the 2021/2022 season, our logo was found on their jerseys and we made sure the team stayed hydrated in style with new branded water bottles.

Oxford Midnight Stars team, as sponsored by RJS Waste Management

Oxford United Football Club

A lifelong fan with fond childhood memories of going to 1986 Milk Cup Final between Oxford United and Queens Park Rangers at Wembley, supporting Oxford United Football Club was a no-brainer for our Managing Director Russell.

With fans not allowed to watch live matches in stadiums for much of the 2020 season, our sponsorship of the club’s digital assets was a great way to connect with the fanbase. Our sponsorship continued for 2022 when we gave away several pairs of tickets to the local community!

London and Essex 

Basildon Town FC U17s

Wanting to stay involved in youth projects and sports teams local to our offices, we are happy to sponsor this team of upcoming football stars.

Based in Essex, close to our London office, they are one of two youth teams that are part of Basildon’s oldest football club.

RJS Waste Management logo shown on the sleeve of a Basildon Town FC U17s player's jersey