The Pavers Foundation has donated £500 to support the local York football club, Poppleton United. Reece Holmes, IT Support Technician at our Head Office in York, applied through the Foundation’s grant initiative to support Poppleton United, a club that he has played for, for 5 years.
In 2017, Poppleton United were at the risk of folding after experiencing financial issues following the theft of the club’s tractor, worth around £10,000, it had a huge impact on the club and their ability to upkeep and maintain the pitch. As a result, Poppleton United played the majority of their home games at other pitches.
A Just Giving page was launched to fund a replacement tractor which will help to restore Poppleton United’s pitch. So far £1,290 has been raised.
“Poppleton United Football Club was established in 1903 and has been playing in the York Football League now for many years now, providing the local community an opportunity to play football competitively.
Last year our tractor was stolen and whilst it was insured it left a huge gap in our finances and the club has been left in a difficult place financially ever since. Without a tractor to cut the pitch it left us having to ask for help from others. The kind donation from the Pavers Foundation contribute towards the cost of buying a new tractor, which in-turn will help the club provide playing facilities for the team and local community to enjoy a safe and well-kept grass area.
We are very grateful to the Pavers Foundation for this donation and it is great to see a local business supporting community sports and other projects.”Carl Shepherd, Treasurer at Poppleton United FC
“Thanks to the Pavers Foundation, we have more support to keep the club running. We are very grateful for these extra funds and they will help massively. The club is important to me because I’ve been playing here since I was old enough for men’s football and playing on a Saturday afternoon is my favourite thing to do.”Reece Holmes, IT Support Technician at Pavers Head Office in York
If you would like to support Poppleton United FC with their fundraising, head over to their Just Giving page, www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/charlie-jackson-1.