Date: Thursday 10 September 2015
Lexden Saints Youth Football Club in Colchester, Essex, has got the ball rolling to purchase new equipment and training kits, thanks to a generous donation from our regional business Taylor Wimpey East London.
We donated £940 to sponsor the U12s team at the club, whose training ground is near to our Praecedo development in the town.
The team will be playing in the Colchester and District Youth Football League in the new season which kicks off in September, sporting new yellow and royal blue training kits with the Taylor Wimpey logo.
Sarah Shepherd, Manager of Lexden Saints U12s team, says: “It’s brilliant to receive this donation from Taylor Wimpey, as it has enabled us to purchase new gear for the entire team including the goalkeeper, plus training T-shirts, hoodies and even kit bags.
“The kits are really expensive and because we didn’t have a sponsor for last year’s season it was quite tight to fund all our costs and we couldn’t provide everything we wanted to, so we’re extremely grateful for the donation. The team is really excited and receiving this sponsorship has been so good for them.”
We offered to sponsor the team after Sarah appealed for support. She says: “It’s difficult to find a main sponsor and I had approached a few companies which never responded to us, but Taylor Wimpey was the first to come back to us offering their help.
“Without a sponsor we rely on parent donations, so this offer from Taylor Wimpey enables us to supply all the things we wanted to provide last season, which is amazing.”
The club will also be using our logo on their new tracksuits, to show their gratitude and promote the sponsorship deal.
Sarah adds: “The older the team gets the more important it is for them to look the part, so this donation means they can now wear a smart kit and feel proud to have the Taylor Wimpey logo on the front, making them look and feel like a competitive team.”
There’s a stunning selection of four-bedroom homes currently available to reserve at Praecedo.