Promote your events and press releases in Northampton for FREE! Forgotten Password? | Register | Login

Explore News

Talked About

Contribute +

Northamptonshire sport and leisure groups get cash boost

Added on: 15th June, 2018 by Caroline_9383

Northamptonshire sport and leisure groups get cash boost

Last Updated:
Fri, 15 June 2018

Add Comment

Two Northamptonshire groups are set for a £1,000 cash boost thanks to a leading regional housebuilder.

Wellingborough Amateur Swimming Club and the Northampton and Lamport Railway are the latest local recipients of Persimmon Homes Community Champions donations.

The national match-funding scheme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.

Claire Dearsley, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Good quality sport and leisure opportunities are important for community wellbeing, so we are pleased to be able to support these vibrant local organisations.”

Wellingborough Amateur Swimming Club boasts more than 150 members ranging in age from just six to over 100 years old. Persimmon’s donation will allow the club to purchase a set of backstroke start wedges, helping to teach correct technique to learners and set them on the path to competitive swimming. Anyone interested in joining the club can visit

The volunteer-run Northampton and Lamport Railway has been operating for more than 20 years, delighting visitors with its heritage steam trains. The group aims to preserve and reinstate as much of the Northampton to Market Harborough line as possible and the Community Champions funding will help towards the cost of a new engine shed. For more information visit

Community groups, charities and good causes across the country have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at

The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month.

To find out more visit

Add Comment +

Security Code

Security Code is Case Sensitive & contains NO Spaces

CAPTCHA image sould be here

Back to Top

« Back to News