Pavers Foundation donates £500 to Girls Rugby Team

The Pavers Charitable Foundation, charitable initiative of leading UK shoe retailer Pavers has donated £500 to Kingsbridge Girls Rugby Squad to support their development, following a grant application from Tony Grant, Warehouse Operative at Herring Shoes, a subsidiary of Pavers.

Tony applied to the Pavers Foundation for grant funding given his daughters play in the team and he wanted to make a difference to women’s endeavours which often get overlooked in the sporting world. Tony said: “I wanted to apply for funding to further help out the club that has given my daughters confidence and team spirit.”

Sarah Cadle, Team Manager explained what impact the donation has made to the team, after a hard year dealing with the impact of coronavirus and the restrictions imposed on the sport: “I would like to extend our thanks for your support by donating £500 toward the team’s development. Along with funds from our own fundraising, we were able to provide the girls squad with new equipment including tackle bags, new balls & bibs, cones for training, additional first aid kit, new hygienic water bottles & other training aids. We are hoping that next season brings more freedom to train, compete and perhaps even embark on the tour we dearly wished to do in 2020. The girls were really hoping to show off their brand-new kit which they helped design!”

The Pavers Foundation is delighted to support grassroots sports like Kingsbridge Girls Rugby along with hundreds of other local charities and causes which are impactful in areas of health, education and community. The Foundation has recently reached its £1 million milestone of charitable giving which has had a positive impact on tens of thousands of lives across the UK and the world. The vast majority of the donations are awarded to charities voted for by colleagues working in the business through votes for annual charities and individual grant applications.