A primary school in Swindon has secured a sponsorship deal with Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire that will help support pupils in its football club.
The leading housebuilder, which is currently building high-quality homes nearby at its Greenfields at Ridgeway Farm development, has donated £250 to Peatmoor Community Primary School to fund new football kit for players in the A team.
Belinda Kidd, Year 6 teacher and team coach said: “Our football club is divided into two teams, A and B, which are made up of boys and girls from our Year 5 and 6 classes.
“Taylor Wimpey’s sponsorship is providing the 11 players in our A team with new kits that match our school colours.”
“We usually fund new equipment from parent contributions to The Friends of Peatmoor Community Primary School.
“In the past we’ve also applied for a grant to get some extra support and five years ago we purchased new kit by using supermarket school vouchers, but it was starting to look a bit dated.”
The youngsters will be sporting brand new blue and white long-sleeved football shirts, adorned with the Taylor Wimpey logo and school badge.
Taylor Wimpey offered to sponsor the football club after the school appealed to the housebuilder for support.
Belinda said: “It’s so lovely to have a brand new kit – the kids are really excited about it and are looking forward to playing in their new shirts!”
The club is currently competing in the Swindon Primary Schools Football Association league and cup competition and will be playing in two matches before this year’s season has a break until after Christmas.
Belinda adds: “It’s fantastic to have the support of Taylor Wimpey, especially as they are building so close to the school.
“Their donation has made such a difference to us – with the old kits the children didn’t look the same, whereas now they all look like they’re part of a team.
“We’re so grateful for this sponsorship, and to show their appreciation the children have decided to write a thank you letter to Taylor Wimpey, which they’re really excited about.”
Nikki Gibson, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire, said: “We are delighted to offer this sponsorship to the Peatmoor Community Primary School football club and to help the pupils continue to feel proud to represent their school.
“We hope the team really enjoy their new kit and wish them the best of luck for the rest of their season.”
Further information about Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 01235 541900 or by visiting www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.