The club is in the running to win £200k to improve our sports facilities
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BEDFORDSHIRE SPORTING GROUP MAKES FINAL FOR HOUSEBUILDER’S £200,000 PRIZE
Persimmon Homes launched its Healthy Communities scheme last May, with the aim of giving £615,000 to support amateur youth sport in England, Scotland and Wales.
Thirty finalists are now competing for the top prize with the winner to be announced at a gala dinner at York Racecourse on Thursday, March 22. One individual or group will scoop £200,000, while two runners-up will win £50,000 each. Each of the 27 finalists will win £5,000 each.
Shefford and Sandy Hockey Club has been chosen to represent Persimmon Homes East Midlands in the final and it is now up to the public to decide on the winner with online voting under way for six weeks until March 16.
Tony Payne, for Shefford and Sandy Hockey Club, said: “We are urging people to back us in this competition and take the time to vote as such a large amount of money would be a real game changer for our group.
“The club, which has a strong junior membership, wants to build a new multi-sport facility which will also be available to the wider community. By sharing resources if successful, the new club will benefit not just the hockey club but athletics, netball, football, boxing, bowls and cricket. It will also double as a social venue, seating up to 100 people.
“It will create a lasting legacy for the people of Shefford and Sandy.”
“The aim of the scheme is to help create a sporting legacy, and we believe Shefford and Sandy could do this if they win the £200,000. We would urge local people to get behind this group by adding their vote online, as the work they do is tremendous.”
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Updated 13:23 - 9 Feb 2018 by James Graham