Club scores grant for new kitchen

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AMER­SHAM

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.

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