Date: Friday 30 September 2016
Barnston AFC in Essex have got the ball rolling for their upcoming season thanks to a generous sponsorship deal with us.
Our East London business unit, which is currently preparing to launch high-quality homes at Beaumont Park in the nearby town of Great Dunmow, donated £600 to the club to help purchase new kits for the first team, as they prepare to kick start their new season.
Glen Wilkinson, first team manager at Barnston AFC, says: “This donation will support all of the 20 players on our first team, so thanks to Taylor Wimpey they’ll all have brand new kits for the new season.
“We’re a voluntary club so we really rely on support like this, and to receive this response is a great surprise.”
The team will be sporting brand new blue and white kits to match the club colours, adorned with the Taylor Wimpey logo.
“The club charges the minimum subscription fees possible, so because the kits are quite expensive we decided to approach Taylor Wimpey for their support, as local sponsorship really helps us to keep going,” explains Glen.
“This donation has made a massive difference to us and it’s not often we receive donations of such a generous amount, so we’re overwhelmed.”
This long standing club currently has around 40 players who compete for the first and reserve teams, and members hope to expand the club in the future to create a junior team.
Glen adds: “We play a high standard of football, as we compete in the Essex and Suffolk Border League, and before receiving this donation the team were playing in kit that was two years old – so it was starting to look a bit worn. Brand new gear will help raise the club’s profile and image. On behalf of the club I’d like to say how hugely appreciative we are for this donation.”
Michael O’Leary, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East London, says: “We’re delighted to sponsor Barnston AFC and help the first team continue to feel proud to represent their club.
“Barnston AFC is an integral part of the local area and we feel it’s extremely important to lend our support and help them continue to be at the heart of the community.”
There’s a stunning selection of new homes coming soon at Beaumont Park, including one, two, three, four and five bedroom properties.