Cricket club bosses in Calverton say they have been bowled over by a donation towards revamping its pavilion from a Nottingham housebuilder.
Calverton Cricket Club has been backed with £1,000 from Persimmon Homes Nottingham. The club is seeing junior memberships grow year-on-year and requires an upper floor to its pavilion on Woods Lane.
Having raised more than £15,000 over the last couple of years, the club aims to have installed new welfare facilities by June.
Each month the housebuilder donates up to £1,000 each to two groups or individuals through its Community Champions charity scheme. This is the same for each of Persimmon Homes’ other 30 regional businesses.
Scott Andrew, from the group, said: “It is fantastic to receive such a generous cash boost from Persimmon Homes Nottingham.
“We are in danger of outgrowing our current premises and we regularly have more than 90 children attending our Friday night kwik cricket sessions, along with their supportive friends and families.
“The pavilion is becoming very cramped because of this, with a particular pressure on our girls and ladies facilities. We are therefore hoping to extend the building upwards and moving the dressing rooms and showers upstairs.
“Persimmon’s kind donation will go a long way to making our new pavilion dream a reality – which will really help us push forward as a club.”
Neil Follows, managing director at Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: “Calverton Cricket Club is a real community hub for those that love to play cricket on a local level.
“Supporting communities in the areas in which we build is a vital responsibility of ours and the plan for this club’s new pavilion is something we wanted to help out with.
“We’ve made it really simple to apply for funding, and we’re urging groups and charities to apply for next month’s donation by completing an online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.”
Persimmon Homes will also be giving away £1million through its brand new Building Futures competition. Good causes under the brackets of health, sport and education and the arts can find out more information here https://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/