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Owzat for an end of term donation to Chichester school nearby Persimmon homes for sale in Chichester. Local cricketers visit Kingsham School to make donation

12 August 2011

Staff and pupils at Kingsham Primary School in Chichester have been bowled over by an end-of-term donation.

To mark its commitment to and sponsorship of the UK’s prestigious village cricket competition, now known as The Persimmon Village Cup 2011, staff from Persimmon, along with cricketers from Hambledon Cricket Club who participate in the competition, visited the school to handover a cheque for £250 to help swell the PE department coffers.

Pam Flynn, sales adviser at The Hawthorns development with a range of homes for sale in Chichester, 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 Kingsham Primary School and I was bowled over by their enthusiasm and love of sport and in particular, cricket.”

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 the chance to compete at a national event at Lord’s.

The Hambledon Club was a social club that is famous for its organisation of 18th century cricket matches and by the late 1770s it was the foremost cricket club in England. The Club reached the national knockout stages of The Persimmon Village Cup 2011 – one of 32 teams to do so from an initial entry of over 200 competing teams and in recognition, Persimmon’s South Coast region also presented £250 to the Club to help contribute towards the cost of kit throughout 2012.

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