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Popular Tuffley football club receives grand support

31 May 2022

A booming junior football club in Gloucester has received backing from Persimmon Homes.

Tuffley Rovers Football Club is seeing unprecedented demand for its under-seven and under-eight teams.

The club has received a £1,000 donation from Persimmon to help pay for additional training facilities, equipment and pitches.

The donation comes through Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme, which supports 64 groups across the country every month.

Nick Maiolo, of the club, said: “Tuffley has expanded significantly in recent years and, consequently, our younger age groups have expanded five-fold – with no sign of demand slowing down.

“We’re now at capacity with our training facilities and need to expand so that we don’t have to turn away budding footballers in our community.

“This generous donation from Persimmon will help us source extra facilities and also to buy new equipment. It is greatly appreciated.”

Persimmon is currently building stunning new homes at its Yew Tree Gardens development on Grange Road in Tuffley.

Carly Spear, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, said: “Central to the Persimmon ethos is supporting the communities in which we are building – and Community Champions is one way in which we do that.

“It’s fantastic that so many young people want to play football in Tuffley. We hope that this money will help the club provide sporting opportunities for as many people as possible.”

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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. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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