For our latest charity grant we’ve donated £1,000 to Sabden FC, which will be used to improve the club’s facilities.
Sabden FC was first established in the 1940s and is known as the Treacle Miners, a nickname that has ‘stuck’ with the club thanks to local folklore about treacle mines in the area. The team is formed of local lads who play on Sundays at their home ground of Nutter Barn. The club is part of the Pendle Charity League and, having been promoted to the Premier League last season, is currently second in the league table.
Our donation will enable the team to offer an improved match day experience for all, with a covered spectator area and WC facilities for Nutter Barn in addition to the existing kiosk offering drinks, home-made sweet treats and bacon butties…and the impressive sporting skills on display!
Speaking about the donation, Caroline van Niekerk, our Sales, Marketing and Design Director, said: “We’re always looking to give back to the communities in which we build, and what better way to do that in Sabden, home to our Victoria Fold development, than by lending a hand to the local football team? We hope our donation will give Nutter Barn a new lease of life for spectators and players alike, and we wish Sabden FC continued success with their sporting endeavours!”
Eric Tomlinson, club chairman, said: “The donation will help us improve facilities for spectators: a new undercover standing area with improved access and the renovation of a disused room to provide restroom facilities and storage. The whole building will also have a fresh coat of paint…once the weather improves!” If you fancy cheering the lads on you can keep up to date with their upcoming fixtures here.
Our charity initiative sees us give away £1,000 every month to support worthy causes in the areas where we have current and future developments: our only criteria is that the charity or organisation benefits local people. If you’d like to nominate an organisation to receive our next grant, we’d love to hear from you – please apply here.