Club scores grant for new kitchen
The club was awarded the funding by financial mutual, OneFamily, through its Foundation Community Awards. The yearly awards provide game-changing opportunities for community organisations, groups and projects across the UK.
The club has more than 500 members and works with players of all ages – from pre-schoolers to retirees.
It is currently developing a new £1.1 million pitch and clubhouse at Amersham & Wycombe College, and the kitchen is one of the final elements to be installed at its new home.
Amersham & Chalfont Hockey Club was nominated for a Foundation Community Award by John Spicer, a OneFamily customer and club member. It was one of 41 organisations presented with an award in the latest round.
John said: “A club of our size really needs a proper home so it is very exciting for all our members to be moving to this new site.
“The new kitchen will enable us to serve up snacks and refreshments to players and supporters on match days and is one of the final pieces of the development.
“We’ve been working towards this goal for many years, so it is fantastic to see it all coming together.”
Karl Elliott, marketing director at OneFamily, said: “Amersham & Chalfont Hockey Club is a key part of the local community, and we are so pleased to be able to support the development of its new site.
“Our Foundation Community Awards go right to the heart of what being part of a mutual society is all about, directly benefitting our customers and the causes closest to their hearts.
“The next round of Foundation Community Awards is set to launch in Autumn 2017 and we’d encourage our Buckinghamshire-based customers to get involved and nominate a cause that’s important to them.”
Through its Foundation, OneFamily redistributes a proportion of its profits back to its customers, to help them to help their families, their communi- ties and those they care about most.
In 2016, 100,000 people directly benefited from Foundation Community Awards.
Over a period of five years, OneFamily aspires to make £5 million available through its Foundation, helping to improve the lives of its customers, their families and communities.
For more information please visit: www. onefamily.com/yourfoundation.