Added on: 8th August, 2018 by Caroline_9383
A Maidenhead cricket club has received a £1,000 cash donation to buy new equipment for its Autumn renovation work.
Pinkneys Green Cricket Club, based in Pinkneys Drive, received the money from Persimmon Homes North London, through its Community Champions scheme. The builder chose the group to benefit from its match-funded donation.
The non-profit making club is run by volunteers who are responsible for maintaining the cricket field and pavilion. The club has been working with local schools to encourage more juniors through All Star cricket and has increased the junior membership to more than 100 children, having also introduced girls’ cricket.
Club spokesman Kevin Snapes said: “Our volunteer grounds team is trained to use the appropriate equipment. However, our outfield and wicket mowers are now at the end of their useful life. We need to buy new mowers for our Autumn renovation work and are dependent on fundraising to buy this equipment, therefore we are very grateful for the support of Persimmon Homes.”
Damian Seddon, director-in-charge at Persimmon Homes North London, said: “We are delighted to be able to support grassroot sports through our Community Champions scheme. It is clear the cricket club provides great sporting opportunities for the local community.
“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again this year and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”