Bridgwater Cricket Club secures funding to upgrade disabled facilities

BRIDGWATER Cricket Club has received a major boost to help its organized cricket for disabled players thanks to a home builder.

The club have received a £1,000 grant from Persimmon Homes Severn Valley as part of their Community Champions scheme.

Bridgwater CC is an England and Wales Cricket Board Accredited Club and is taking bigger and bolder steps in its quest to bring cricket to more children and adults.

Last summer the club embarked on their first venture into disabled cricket in conjunction with Somerset CCC, and the club are currently raising funds to modify their clubhouse to accommodate disabled toilets.

Commenting on the donation, Bridgwater Vice President Mark Rose said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding from Persimmon Homes, and it is a real boost as we look to improve our facilities.

“We will use this donation to support the provision of disabled cricket at the club and the significant expenditure we make to improve our facilities.

“This £1,000 grant from Persimmon Homes couldn’t have come at a better time, so we would just like to say a heartfelt thank you for selecting us.”

Persimmon is currently building 75 new, much-needed properties in the nearby Chaucer’s Meadow development on Taunton Road.

Carly Spear, Sales Manager of Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, said: “It’s great to be able to help a community club like Bridgwater improve their lodge facilities.

“At the heart of Persimmon’s philosophy is supporting the communities in which we build – and Community Champions is one way we do that.

“Bridgwater is one of the leading cricket clubs in the region and its latest inclusive venture into disabled cricket aimed at increasing access to the game is commendable.

“As well as building much-needed homes in our neighboring Chaucer’s Meadow development, we are also committed to leaving a positive and lasting legacy in the local community, and Bridgwater is a fitting recipient of this funding.”