Two Vale groups scoop funding awards
28 April 2022
Two good causes in the Vale of Glamorgan - a cricket club and a sheltered housing scheme - are celebrating after receiving funding from us.
Crawshay Sheltered Housing Scheme in Llantwit Major and Barry West End Cricket Club have scooped £1,000 each through our long-running Community Champions scheme.
Each month we donate up to £64,000 to good causes across Britain – and up to £4,000 in Wales.
Crawshay Sheltered Housing Scheme is looking to develop its community garden, while Barry West End Cricket Club requires a new bowling machine to enhance training sessions.
Sheralee Baldwin, of Crawshay Sheltered Housing Scheme, said: “We are over the moon to receive this generous donation. Our community garden was looking fantastic before Covid hit and we had to halt work. Now we’re determined to restore it to its former glory. Working with the children at Ysgol y Ddraig, we want to build a plastic bottle greenhouse and build new raised beds, both of which will provide food for the local food bank.”
Richard Eastman, of Barry West End Cricket Club, said the club had recently upgraded its training facilities and nets. “The recent improvements have been great and now we could really use a bowling machine for training sessions for our players, who are aged between 14 and 82,” he said. The club is an important part of the community. Players come from all backgrounds and groups and the spirit of the club will keep going for years to come. We’re thrilled to be a Persimmon Homes Community Champion.”
Victoria Williams, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes East Wales, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support these two good causes with this money. Community Champions was launched with the intention of supporting good causes around the country – and we’ve donated more than £5m since. I’m sure these latest donations will be put to good use and will make a big difference.”
Our East Wales region is currently working on the final phase at the Barry Waterfront development, which is made up of a total of 2,000 properties. This phase, East Haven, consists of just 62 new homes – and the first have now been released onto the market.