Clifton Alliance Cricket Club has received a funding boost of £1,000 to purchase a defibrillator for the premises.
Steve Ovenden, Executive Assistant at Pavers Head Office in York, applied for a grant to support the club, in which his daughter plays for.
The cricket club, which is just 2 miles from our Head Office, is run entirely by a committee and volunteers. Attended by over 150 children and 50 adults and has a total of 15 teams ranging from The All Stars, a team for 5-8 year old’s, all the way through to the club’s 1st team, which plays at the highest level of club cricket in the country (Yorkshire Premier League North).
The club relies heavily on fundraising and membership fees to support its upkeep, regularly holding raffles, beer festivals and quiz nights.
The grant donation from the Pavers Foundation will contribute towards purchasing a defibrillator for the premises, as access to the club is fairly limited this means that lifesaving apparatus is available in the case of an emergency.
“I chose to support Clifton Alliance Cricket Club as my daughter Mollie currently plays there, in a junior section that has over 100 children actively participating.Steve Ovenden, Executive Assistant at Pavers
Clifton Alliance Cricket Club is a great asset to the local community and its ground is one of the closest to our Head Office. Thank you to the Pavers Foundation for this donation, which will go on to fund a defibrillator at the ground. In addition to club members, the defibrillator will also be available to members of the public using nearby cycle paths and bridleways."
“Thank you so much to the Pavers Foundation for this kind donation. As our club regularly grows in numbers, we must take steps to guarantee a safe environment for our members. We don’t receive any external funding and frequently have to find new ways to raise money, which is why we’re so grateful for this donation.”David Heartshorne, Club Chairman of Clifton Alliance Cricket Club