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Builder's cash boost to sports & social club

Added on: 6th November, 2017 by Samantha_10597

Builder's cash boost to sports & social club

Last Updated:
Mon, 6 November 2017

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A Wigan based cricket club with a thriving junior section has received a £750 donation from a regional builder as part of its Healthy Communities initiative.

Founded in 1959, Golborne Cricket Club boasts teams at under 11, 13, 15 and 18, all playing in the Wigan Junior League. Part of the wider Golborne Sports & Social Club, the not for profit organisation also includes football, hockey, bowls and rounders.

Persimmon Homes North West launched its Healthy Communities scheme earlier this year, with £750 up for grabs each month throughout 2017. The money is to be spent on sports kit, equipment, coaching or facilities.

Brian Simpson, chairman of Golborne CC, said: “The number of junior members (both boys and girls) has risen over the years and along with safeguarding standards and specifically rules relating to changing facilities, the club finds itself in need of funding to improve the offering to both members and the wider community.

“We are very grateful to Persimmon Homes for this donation, which will go towards equipment to assist with our junior coaching.”

Dave Hodgson, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes North West, said: “Our Healthy Communities initiative aims to create a legacy for young people who love sport and the volunteers who help to provide it.

“Golborne Cricket Club is exactly the kind of organisation that we want to support, as it delivers the opportunity to take part in cricket no matter what your age, gender or ability.”

Amateur sports teams and individuals aged 21 years and under across the region are eligible to apply for the Persimmon Homes North West Healthy Communities awards.

A shortlist of 30 will then be created for a national final to be decided on a public vote, with the winning club or individual receiving £200,000 while two runners-up will receive £50,000 each.
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