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Shaftesbury FC U12s net £1,000 donation from South Coast region

24 August 2023

Local youth football team, Shaftesbury FC U12s has netted a £1,000 donation towards new kit and equipment from South Coast.

Rob Lucas, team manager of Shafestbury FC U12s applied to our Community Champions scheme and was selected from dozens of other applications to receive the award. The donation will help fund new training kit and equipment for the team as well as the club’s planned upgrades to the pitch and goals.

Simon Hoare, MP for North Dorset attended a training session along with Shaftesbury U12s, alongside Lyn and Nick from Persimmon, to present the team with a cheque and learn more about the club’s important work within the community.  

Simon Hoare, Member of Parliament for North Dorset said:

“Competitive and team sports are so important in a young person’s development and the work that club does is key.

“I very much welcome Persimmon’s support for the club and really hope it’s the start of a long-term relationship. From what I’ve been told the money will be put to excellent use and I wish all the players well for upcoming season.”

Rob Lucas, Manager of Shaftesbury U12s added:

“We really appreciate this contribution from Persimmon for Shaftesbury FC U12s.

“The money will make a real difference, helping to make the whole experience more professional and enjoyable for the children.”

Graeme Cole, Sales Director from Persimmon Homes South Coast commented:

“We’re always eager to invest in those local communities where we are delivering much needed new homes.

“I’m delighted that we were able to support Shaftesbury U12s with new kit and equipment and I’m sure the team will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Beyond building good quality homes and creating highly skilled jobs in the construction sector, our Community Champions scheme enables the business to invest and support organisations who are the lifeblood of local communities. Each year almost 700 charities benefit from Community Champions funding with over £1.5m donated in the last two years.

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