ServicesPower CutsHelp
SERVER12

News

Follow us

Twitter Icon Facebook Iconfbmessanger

Instagram Icon linkedIn Icon YouTube Icon

Cash prize bowls over village cricket club

A cricket club in Sevenoaks is celebrating a surprise cash boost to pay for new and improved training equipment for youngsters.

From Press releases - 15 August 2016 12:00 AM

Cudham Wyse Cricket Club.jpg

A cricket club in Sevenoaks is celebrating a surprise cash boost to pay for new and improved training equipment for youngsters.

UK Power Networks has donated £250 to Cudham Wyse CC, in Cudham, with the money set to be spent on vital gear such as gloves, pads and nets for young players.

UK Power Networks keeps the lights on for eight million customers by distributing electricity in the South East, London and East Anglia, via a vast network of power lines and substations.

The donation comes after long-time club member Sam Merron applied to the company for the cash, as part of its long running Team Sport Award scheme.

Sam is a recruitment expert at UK Power Networks and has also spent 15 years playing and coaching for Cudham Wyse CC, which plays home matches at Cudham Recreation Ground, in Cudham Lane South. He trains young players between 10 and 16 years-old, who compete in the Kent Junior League.

Sam said: “We’re very grateful and appreciative of this award as it’s going to a really good cause in the community. The new equipment from this donation can help attract new players to the club to try the game which will hopefully help us grow.”

The Team Sport Award scheme is designed to encourage staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and development of sporting opportunities.

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year £13,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.