Corporate Social Responsibility
We enjoy wheels and not only the railroad ones!
We became the main partner of Auto Club speedway in Kopřivnice in ACR for the year 2019. Their motorcycles are going to rumble under the Walbo Railway´s representation flag.
Speedway is nowdays a worldwide sport attracting a large number of supporters in many countries around the world. It is riden in Pardubice, Prague, Slané and in Kopřivnice, where we support it and where it is returning in 2019 after twenty-one years of the league competition.
The race is on an oval track riden counterclockwise on the surface of cinder or reinforced macadam gravel which enables dramatic drift ride.
Motorcycles used for speedway riding are special machines which are mainly manufactured in England, Italy and also in the Czech Republic. Surprisingly speedway motorcycles do not have either gearboxes or brakes.
Either you are a fan of a speedway track or you are just curious about what the race is about, come and watch one of the 2019 races held in Kopřivnice:
2/2 Championship of the Czech Republic on ice speedway track (Pardubice)
13/4 1st Team League 2nd round
08/5 Team Extraleague
27/7 Championship of the Czech Republic Flattrack
31/8 Czech Pair Championship
28/9 Friendship Cup
This year we participated for the first time in the global event GIVING TUESDAY 2018, an international day of donation and volunteering.
We have thoroughly discussed who we want to help and in which area. We almost unanimously agreed that we are not indifferent to the fate of disabled children and their families.
We therefore adressed kindergartens, elementary schools and secondary schools in Karviná, a contributory organization which, in the Vydmuchov workplace, provides education and counseling services to 62 handicapped children and their families.
During our first visit of the school, we found out that there are very few elements for physical education, mainly equipment for motor development and equipment for a practical workroom. So we have decided to provide a financial gift for the purchase of sensomotoric boards and the sewing machine for a practical workroom.
On the day of the world donation, we came to hand over a symbolic check and see the children's joy.
We supported the charity organization MOMENT ČR, o.p.s., last year. We provided them financial gift for covering of costs connected with transport of gifts collected on concert tour RECYKLUS TOUR of Czech popular singer Tomáš Klus.
We have already prepared other projects that we will be working on during year 2018.