Stamford Town Cricket Club bowled over by donation

From left,Luke McCarthy from Taylor Wimpey and Colin Nottage and Simon Prentice from Stamford Town Cricket Club

From left,Luke McCarthy from Taylor Wimpey and Colin Nottage and Simon Prentice from Stamford Town Cricket Club

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Leading local housebuilder Taylor Wimpey East Midlands has shown its support for Stamford Town Cricket Club by offering a £500 cash boost to help fund new facilities.

The club, based in Uffington Road, Stamford, is on a mission to raise £25,000 with the aim of purchasing two-lane caged netting training facilities ahead of next season.

Taylor Wimpey, which is currently building new homes at its Stamford Manor and Lambert’s Place developments in the town, donated £500 to help the club reach its goal.

Colin Nottage, committee member at Stamford Town Cricket Club, is leading the fundraising drive.

He said: “We’ve been fundraising now for about six months – we’ve managed to pull in £10,000 so far, which is brilliant. We’d really like to enhance the youth training programme and improve the level of coaching for our junior members.

“To receive £500 from Taylor Wimpey is just a fantastic level of support. All donations are greatly received but for such a large company to support a project like ours which they are not directly involved with is really generous.”

Stamford Town Cricket Club, established in 1948, currently has five senior teams plus junior sides ranging from U9 through to U17.

Nick Upex, sales manager for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, added: “We believe it’s really important to invest in the communities in which we build our new homes so we were more than happy to offer our support to Stamford Town Cricket Club.”