Added on: 4th October, 2017 by Caroline_9383
A Northamptonshire football club is celebrating after receiving a cash boost from a leading housebuilder.
Rothwell Corinthians Football Club has been handed a £750 donation as part of the Persimmon Homes Midlands Healthy Communities campaign.
The scheme will see Persimmon, the UK’s leading housebuilder, give away more than £600,000 to sporting causes across the UK over the year, with an overall top national prize of £200,000 in addition to numerous regional donations.
Rothwell Corinthians Football Club has teams ranging from seniors to a large U18’s junior section. The club has been an active part of the community since its establishment in 1934.
Steve Malone, senior reserves team manager, said: “We have been looking to fund the same training kit and accessories for the under-18s as our senior sides as we believe this contributes to a ‘one club’ ethos. Persimmon Homes’ £750 donation is a welcome contribution to the club.
“We’re excited to be in with a chance of the £200,000 prize, it will make a huge difference to the club. It would provide us with the opportunity to upgrade our clubhouse and car park facilities as well as providing the young players with football kits.
“Should we win the top prize, be a runner-up or even a finalist it would be massive for our football club and community.”
Every month this year, Persimmon Homes Midlands will hand out £750 to either a sports team, or individual aged 21 years and under in the area, with the money to be spent on kit, equipment, coaching or facilities.
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 to create a long-lasting legacy and two runners-up receiving £50,000 each.
The new fund is in addition to the £720,000 the company already donates through its hugely successful Community Champions scheme each year.
Claire Dearsley, head of sales for Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Football is a brilliant sport for bringing people together and the work that the Rothwell Corinthians do is a great example of this.
“I’m excited to see how the new talent emerge from the team in the future, and it’s our pleasure to help the club through our Healthy Communities scheme.”
Persimmon Homes Midlands operates new homes developments across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.
To find out more, visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity