Young footballers in Milton Keynes have new winter jackets to wear to training sessions and matches following a donation from city-based housebuilder Bellway Northern Home Counties.
Bellway, which is building new homes at Tattenhoe Park, gave £760 to Tattenhoe Youth FC’s Under-8 Jaguars, who play and train at Priory Park Pavilion, off Priestley Drive, within the wider Tattenhoe Park development.
The money will cover the cost of new jackets for the team as they head into the colder months of the season.
Team manager Robert Willford said: “As a club, we try to create a fun and safe environment for children to learn and enjoy football. The boys were really excited when they received their new coats that will keep them warm during the winter.
“We wouldn’t have been able to provide them with the coats if it wasn’t for the help provided by Bellway. When I was informed that they were willing to cover the full cost, I was blown away. This donation means that we are able to spend other funds we have raised to provide a team-building day for the team and its players.
“We would like to thank Bellway for sponsoring our Under 8s team. Their support is absolutely brilliant and the boys are incredibly thankful for their coats.”
Luke Southgate, Sales Director for Bellway Northern Home Counties, said: “As the colder nights draw in, we are pleased to be able to provide this donation to help the players keep warm and to continue doing something they love into the winter months.
“Tattenhoe Youth FC provides a great platform for youngsters in the area to get involved in sport, with the younger age groups based at the new sports facilities that have been created as part of the wider Tattenhoe Park development.
“As a housebuilder within this new neighbourhood, we are keen to support local groups and organisations which are helping to develop the thriving community feel which already exists at Tattenhoe Park.
“We hope that these winter jackets serve the players well over the coming months and would like to wish them all the very best for the rest of the season.”
Bellway is delivering a mix of one to four-bedroom properties at Tattenhoe Park, which forms part of a wider neighbourhood that will eventually deliver 1,300 homes to the southern edge of Milton Keynes.
You can find out more about the new development here.