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WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE CHARITY WINS £100,000

06 December 2021

WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE CHARITY WINS £100,000

Wotton Community Sports Foundation is planning on building a new clubhouse for the whole community to use – after winning a smashing £100,000 in our Building Futures competition.

The Wotton-under-Edge group was one of our three big winners in the hugely successful charity competition supporting under-18s across the nation.

Wotton Community Sports Foundation finished first in the sport category after a public vote.

The group provides sports, recreational and leisure facilities for the people of Wotton-under-Edge and the surrounding area, including thousands of young people.

The 38-acre Wotton Community Parc features two all-weather sports pitches, three grass pitches a running trail, skatepark and BMX track. As well as being home to various sports clubs, the facility attracts 130,000 visits per year.

Mike Marshall, of Wotton Community Sports Foundation, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win the top prize in Persimmon’s Building Futures competition. It’s a huge prize and it’s going to make a massive difference.

“We are fundraising to build a clubhouse on-site as we currently only have two portable toilets and a gazebo. This will not only support existing and new sports clubs but will also become a focal point for the community groups which use the site.”

The charity represented our Severn Valley region.

Paul Moody, managing director at Severn Valley, said: “We’re delighted to support the tremendous work Wotton Community Sports Foundation does in encouraging young people to participate in sport.

“Well done to everyone who voted for this great cause.”

Persimmon has handed out more than £1 million in cash prizes to organisations across England, Scotland and Wales as part of the campaign. The first, second and third prize winners in each category were decided by a public vote with around 200,000 votes cast.

Three finalists were each awarded the top prize of £100,000, three the second prize of £50,000 and three the third prize of £20,000. The remaining finalists were handed £5,000 each.

See the full list of winners here.

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