14.06.2016 - Mick George Ltd stump up the cash for Market Deeping CC
Already competing at the highest echelons throughout the various Lincolnshire and Rutland Leagues, Market Deeping Cricket Club has been seeking investment to progress to the next level whilst increasing opportunities for the local community.
The existing structure of the club consists of four youth teams made up of nearly 100 juniors, as well as senior representation over the weekend. Although the club enjoys some of the best facilities in the surrounding area, with the pitch and practice equipment in use daily for training and matches the inevitable wear and tear is taking its toll.
Current sponsor Mick George Ltd has come up with £35,000 of funding to help install new ‘nets’ which will completely replace the existing which are in a poor state of repair, and considered a safety hazard. In addition, the money will be used to purchase a ‘heavy roller’ which will significantly enhance the playing surfaces for all users.
David Wheatley, Fundraising Officer at Market Deeping Cricket Club said: “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to be awarded the grant from the Mick George Community Fund. This award will make a massive difference to the club and our ability to provide great facilities for the use of people from the Deepings communities. We cannot thank the Mick George Ltd enough”.
The club promotes the emergence of youth through the ranks and is hoping that the changes will significantly improve the clubs offering, developing abilities, whilst growing membership numbers in the future.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Our partnership with Market Deeping CC is one we’re pleased to be involved with. It’s clear to see by the volume of people associated with the club how much it is valued by the local community.’’
Stump continued: ‘’Naturally over time investment will be needed to improve, replace or maintain equipment and facilities, however funding of such vast amounts can be hard to generate for clubs at grass roots levels. Where feasible, we will always try to contribute and give a little something back.’’