New cricket wicket on its way for Chalke Valley

New cricket wicket on its way for Chalke Valley

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 6:39am 21st July 2020.

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The sports club in Broad Chalke has been given a grant from housebuilders Persimmon.

The company's been handing out up to £1,000 each to two groups in the South every month, through their Community Champions scheme.

One of the latest grants has seen £700 given to the Chalke Valley Sports Centre.

Chalke Valley Sports Club Cricket Wicket
The money for CVSC will go towards a new wicket for their cricket pitch

Michaela Johns, from the Chalke Valley venue, said: 

"Our members are mostly retired people aiming to keep fit through a range of sports, including short mat bowls, tennis, table tennis, cricket and football.

"The centre is a focal point for the community and helps greatly with social isolation. We are in need of a replacement cricket wicket and we're extremely grateful to Persimmon for this assistance."

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Persimmon has been focussing their efforts on those supporting the over 70s.

The housebuilders have been running the Community Champions scheme for a number of years, as a way giving back to areas where they have sites.

St Peter's Place Salisbury
Persimmon have a couple of sites in South Wiltshire, and are handing out grants to local groups

Currently, Persimmon is building new houses at St Peter's Place in Salisbury and at Riverbourne Fields at Tidworth.

Graeme Cole, sales director at Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: 

"We're thrilled to be able to support groups through Community Champions. These are great causes who do wonderful work with the over-70s in their areas."

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