Added on: 18th April, 2018 by Caroline_9383
A housebuilder has donated £1,000 to boost a Shropshire rugby team which encourages both disabled and non-disabled adults to enjoy the sport.
Persimmon Homes West Midlands, based in Wolverhampton, donated the money to the Shropshire Stags Mixed Ability Rugby Team through its Community Champions scheme. The builder chose the group to benefit from its monthly match-funded donation.
The club, based in Telford, encourages both disabled and non-disabled adults to play rugby on the same team - those who don’t or cannot be tackled wear red head guards.
Spokeswoman Kim Barclay said: “We are busy fundraising so that we can travel further afield for games. Last year, we raised £500 towards a trip to the Mixed Ability World Cup in Spain. The donation from Persimmon Homes could not have come at a better time and we are very grateful.”
Stephen Cleveley, director-in-charge of Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “We strongly believe in supporting the communities where we build, and we are delighted to be able to help the Shropshire Stags. It is great to hear that our donation will be put to good use.
“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”