Donation gets Cupar-based rugby club a step closer to European tour
07 November 2022
Howe of Fife Under-16s Rugby Club is celebrating after scoring a donation from home builder Persimmon North Scotland.
Howe of Fife has over 30 boys as part of their team, with one of the club’s main goals breaking down barriers to participation and ensuring every young person has an equal opportunity to take part in their activities.
Last year, the club tasted success, winning the Caledonian Cup, and they’ve now set their sights on participating in a European tour in April next year. With families currently seeing budgets squeezed by the cost of living crisis, Persimmon’s £1,000 donation will go towards ensuring every young person has the opportunity to attend the tour.
Persimmon is one of Fife’s largest home builders and the money has been delivered through their Community Champions scheme, which sees up to £64,000 donated to good causes across the UK every month.
Under-16s Head Coach Gavin Anderson said:
“We’re delighted to receive this donation from Persimmon. We have always adopted an inclusive attitude towards the sport and the money will go towards ensuring all our players have the chance to attend the tour.
“Under the current financial climate, we are aware that there is a real impact on families, and we are all working hard to fundraise as much as possible to build on last season’s success and give our players a special experience they won’t forget.”
James MacKay, Persimmon North Scotland Managing Director, said:
“As one of Fife’s biggest home builders, we’re committed to investing in the communities we operate in and I’m really pleased we’re able to support the club with this donation.
“Howe of Fife provides a welcoming and inclusive platform for young people in Cupar and across Fife to play rugby – and it’s great to hear about their ambitious plans to take on teams from across Europe.
“Clubs like Howe of Fife are always heavily dependent on volunteers and donations to keep them running. At a time when cost of living pressures are impacting families’ disposable income, I hope Persimmon’s donation can take some of the funding pressure off the club’s players, friends and family – and support as many young people as possible to take part in the tour.”