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Newport Cycle Speedway Club secures funding boost

02 May 2023

Our East Wales region has demonstrated its commitment to the local community in Newport by donating £1,000 to the local cycle speedway club.

Newport Cycle Speedway Club is a long-standing institution in the area, providing opportunities for riders of all ages and abilities to enjoy the thrilling sport of cycle speedway. The club is run by volunteers who work tirelessly to provide coaching, equipment and facilities for their members.

The donation comes as part of our Community Champions initiative, which provides up to £750,000 to charities and groups across the country every year. The support from Persimmon East Wales will be used to fund transport costs for junior rides at their various event meetings across Wales and the South West.

We are currently building quality new homes at nearby Springfield Meadows at Glan Llyn in Llanwern, offering a range of quality new two, three, four, and five-bedroom homes. Prices at the development start from £220,995 to £404,995.

Commenting on the donation, Colin Simmons, secretary at Newport Cycle Speedway Club, said “We are delighted to have been chosen by Persimmon as a Community Champion. Newport Cycle Speedway Club has around 40 young members and going from strength to strength and these much-needed funds will help us travel to our various event meets across Wales and the South West.

“We have a dedicated and enthusiastic young team, and they are beyond excited at the prospect of their upcoming fixtures this summer. On behalf of the children, parents and Newport Cycle Speedway Club, I would like to say a massive thank you to Persimmon Homes East Wales for supporting us.”

Persimmon Homes East Wales sales director, Victoria Williams, added “We have a proud presence in Newport and we are delighted to support the local cycle speedway club after recently launching our latest development – Springfield Meadows – at the nearby Glan Llyn site in Llanwern. Alongside building much-needed homes in Newport, we also want to leave a positive lasting legacy in the local community, and Newport Cycle Speedway Club is a well-known local institution used by many young people and run by a dedicated group of volunteers. Our Community Champions initiative is all about supporting the communities and people where we build, and we are delighted to help this group of young people with something they love.”

The Springfield Meadows development has been designed to meet the needs of first-time buyers, families and people moving up the property ladder. There are a wide range of schemes available to help customers purchase at the site, including Help to Buy Wales, Part Exchange, Mortgage Support and Home Change.


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Supporting your communities

At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

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