Added on: 17th April, 2018 by Samantha_10597
Shevington football and rugby clubs have hit their joint fundraising target of £300,000 to develop playing fields in the centre of the village.
Regional housebuilder Persimmon Homes North West helped the clubs over the line by handing over a grant of £1,000 under its Community Champions Scheme.
The national match-funding programme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people, and each month selects two charities to benefit.
Lee Boyle, from Shevington FC who applied for the grant, said: “Both Shevington Football Club and Shevington Sharks ARLFC are delighted to announce that we have secured the funding from Sport England to develop the Vicarage Lane project.
“Over the next few months we will be working hard with Shevington Parish Council to move the project forward with the development of a fantastic sporting facility within the village.
“We are so grateful to Persimmon Homes for the support, and now can’t wait to bring football and rugby games into the village for the first time.”
Dave Hodgson, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes North West, said: “We are delighted to have played our part in what has been a well organised fundraising campaign, and we can’t wait to see this fantastic new facility up and running.”
Community groups, charities and good causes across the north west have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity
The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month.