'Bumper' round to benefit the county


Thursday 13 July 2017



An increasing sight in the Cambridgeshire region, local business Mick George Ltd is certainly justifying its presence, with yet another funding donation to six separate developments throughout the county.

The first of two annual 'Community Fund' announcements, the organisation is set to provide funding to 17 community based initiatives, to a value in its entirety that surpasses £460,000, with some of the fortunate recipients based in the Cambridgeshire territory.

In total, £138,000 will be invested in Cambridgeshire, spanning a wide nature of sports and community projects that will prove beneficial to various audiences. These include:

- Cambridgeshire Educational Trust: Swimming Pool Liner Replacement
- Chatteris Town Football Club: West Street Improvements
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds: Visitor Experience at RSPB Ouse Washe
- Kings Ripton Village Hall Trust: Hall Improvement
- Nene Park Trust: Improving Wildlife Watching
- The Methodist Organisation Crowland: Refurbishment
- Bluntisham Cricket Club: Dual Lane Astro Practice Facility

The second round of applications for the 2017 Mick George Community Fund is now open. Visit www.mickgeorge.co.uk/mick-george-community-fund to submit entries, before 30 September.

Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd, commented: "This announcement is one that the business always welcomes, and particularly this time around given the sheer volume of money being distributed for assistance."

Stump continued: "The financial support that we're able to provide, is a reflection of the businesses performance in the last six months. We're pleased to declare that the company is currently in a very healthy position, achieving attractive results and growth, owing largely to the support of local communities that we operate in. This is our way of giving something back, to show our appreciation."

Comments included:

Jonathan Taylor, Senior Site Manager at RSPB Ouse Washes nature reserve: "We're delighted to receive this generous grant from the Mick George Community Fund. This money will help us make some real improvements for people visiting the Ouse Washes, providing them with a warm welcome and encouraging them to take time to enjoy the wonderful wildlife found at this special place."

Geoff Curtis, President Bluntisham Cricket Club: "The club is delighted beyond measure to have received confirmation of funding by Mick George for our new twin lane all weather practice facility. To receive support from a company of the stature of Mick George is a huge accolade for the club and this will now provide the foundation for BCC to become a centre of excellence for cricket in the area.

"The benefit will reach far beyond the club as the new facility will be made available to surrounding communities and schools at all levels.

"We will be able to have the nets operational for 2018 pre-season training and this will enable us to consolidate a growing junior team, both boys and girls, which will secure the future of the club."

Jim Warwick, Vice-Chair of Governors, Chesterton Community College: "We're extremely grateful to the Mick George Community Fund for the grant to replace Chesterton Sports Centre's pool lining. The swimming pool is an essential part of our offering to the community, providing both adult and junior swimming lessons as well as being a great leisure facility - many thanks for supporting us in our endeavors."

Julian Young, Chairman, Chatteris Town Football Club: "Chatteris Town FC grassroots footballers thank Mick George for their generous and invaluable help with refurbishing both the clubroom and car-park. Improved facilities will continue the Club's drive to promote our sport, healthy exercise for all ages, and to offer the town a bright community social facility."




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