Leicester School Bowled Over With Donation from Persimmon development with flats for sale in Leicester
02 September 2013
A Leicester local primary school received a welcomed boost this week as Persimmon Homes North Midlands made a donation to mark its commitment to, and sponsorship of, the UK’s prestigious village cricket competition.
Granby Primary School in Granby Road, located close to Persimmon’s flats for sale in Leicester and The Wickets development off Raw Dykes Road, were bowled over with the company’s £500 donation which has been earmarked by the school to further enhance their stock of sports equipment for tournaments and training.
The Village Cup – which is now known as The Persimmon Village Cup 2011 - is the principal cup competition for village cricket clubs in the UK. It launched in 1972, the same year Persimmon formed as a company, to promote village cricket and gives amateur players in 286 teams – 31 of which are taking part for the first time - the chance to compete at a national event, with the final played out at Lords Cricket Ground where they will receive the coveted NVC trophy.
Mariana Knight, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “We are committed to nurturing young, up-and-coming talent; be that on the cricket pitch or with young school leavers who join our trainee schemes. We are also committed to supporting the communities in which we build and the local schools and organisations that help encourage youngsters to further their talents to succeed. We are delighted to be able to support Granby Primary School and I too was bowled over by their enthusiasm and love of sport and in particular, cricket.”
For more details about The National Village Championship – including information regarding regional and national rounds and how fans can support their local team – visit www.thewisdencricketer.com
Picture caption: Peter Fowler, headteacher of Granby Primary School, Reece Preston, Niki Barks, sales manager for Persimmon Homes North Midlands, Elliot Wright, Lauren Garner and James Roberts