Tenterden Cricket Club is bowled over by sponsorship
We’re proud to announce that we’ve made a contribution to the local community of Tenterden before we even start work at our brand new development in the town!
Tenterden Cricket Club will be sporting fresh kit for the new season after securing a sponsorship deal with us. We’ve donated £2,500 to the club, which has been used to purchase the team’s training and playing kit for the 2015 season, while as part of the agreement a Taylor Wimpey banner will be on display at the club’s ground.
Tenterden Cricket Club in their new kits alongside our Sales Executive Ella Bishop.
Tevis Knight, Tenterden’s First XI vice-captain, says: “It’s fantastic for us because every cricket player loves new kit, like a footballer loves new boots. It’s nice to have a change and refresh the kit for a new season."
“We’re really grateful for such an established, big company like Taylor Wimpey to come forward and make such a generous donation.”
The move comes at a big time for the club, who earlier this year were selected as the ‘showcase club’ by NatWest CricketForce, a national initiative run in partnership with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Kent Cricket and Jewsons that saw Tenterden receive funding to improve their facilities.
“It’s allowed us to tarmac our car park, put in a pathway leading from the car park to the pavilion, buy a new scoreboard and build a new fence,” Tevis adds. “It’s been a busy few months and, together with this sponsorship from Taylor Wimpey, it’s turning into a really big year for us.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “Grassroots cricket is a major part of any community so we are more than happy to support Tenterden Cricket Club over the next four years."
“We hope the players enjoy wearing their new kit and wish the club every success in what is a clearly a very important year for them.”
If our planning application for the ‘TENT 1A’ development is approved, we and our development partners Welbeck Land will provide a number of contributions towards the local community as part of the proposed scheme. Details of these contributions will be agreed with the relevant local authorities at a later stage.