Cricket club gets vote for £500 fund­ing boost

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A CRICKET club has re­ceived fund­ing after gain­ing on­line votes to de­cide which good causes should re­ceive free cash.

The Skip­ton Build­ing So­ci­ety Grass­roots Giv­ing project ap­pealed for on­line votes and 27,000 peo­ple nom­i­nated their cho­sen projects. Of the 161 win­ning groups, Che­sham Cricket Club gained enough of the votes to re­ceive £500 fund­ing.

Skip­ton Build­ing So­ci­ety’s Che­sham branch man­ager Sarah Daniels said: “We love be­ing able to help small, self-funded groups and give them the boost they both need and de­serve. It is in­spir­ing to see so many bril­liant lo­cal com­mu­nity and vol­un­tary groups work­ing hard to im­prove our lo­cal com­mu­nity and it is with great plea­sure that we are able to help them con­tinue their work.

“Typ­i­cally, th­ese grass­roots groups strug­gle to se­cure vi­tal fund­ing due to their size, and this is some­thing we wanted to change when we launched this pi­o­neer­ing ini­tia­tive.

“We now look for­ward to hear­ing how this fund­ing has im­pacted on the groups and see­ing them flour­ish as the jew­els in the crown of their com­mu­ni­ties.”

Che­sham Cricket Club is one of the largest sports clubs in the area with seven se­nior men’s teams, a women’s team and sev­eral ju­nior teams for boys and girls. The club pro­vides a fun and friendly place to learn new cricket skills and in­ter­act with oth­ers, boost­ing com­mu­nity spirit in the area.

In 2011, the club’s pavil­ion was de­stroyed and for the past three sea­sons they have had to use tem­po­rary build­ings.

Although the group have raised money to re­build this pavil­ion, they do not have the funds to kit it out with all the nec­es­sary equip­ment. The £500 from Skip­ton will be used to pur­chase new equip­ment for their new pavil­ion.

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