Sponsor helps junior football club near Lutterworth recover from the Covid-19 crisis with new strips and goalposts
The club's fundraising events were all cancelled due to the pandemic, so the money is very welcome
A new junior football club near Lutterworth hit by the Covid-19 crisis has bought new strips and goalposts after being backed by housebuilder Mulberry Homes.
Thompsons United FC, set up just last year, trains at Ullesthorpe playing fields – close to Mulberry Homes’ Kingsbury Park estate.
Mulberry Homes is now sponsoring the Under-7s Flames team to the tune of £620.
The cash has helped to buy new kit for the budding young stars as well as new goalposts.
Sarah-Anne Thompson, the club’s secretary and welfare officer, said: “My husband set up Thompsons United FC, with fantastic support from his volunteer coaches, as a community-based club with the purpose of our players being active, enjoying themselves and making friends.
“This year we had numerous fundraising activities planned, such as a sponsored walk, to help raise funds for the club.
“But due to the ongoing pandemic they’ve obviously had to be cancelled.
“So we are extremely grateful to Mulberry Homes for their sponsorship during these uncertain times.”
Coach Matt Thompson said: “It’s thanks to community-focused businesses like Mulberry Homes that we’re able to do what we do and create a fun environment for children to come together and play football.”
Kerry Jones, sales director at Mulberry Homes, said: “Distinctly Local aims to help as may local community groups and organisations as possible and we’re thrilled to be able to sponsor Thompsons United FC with this campaign.”
Thompsons United FC has a football school (for children aged four to six), two Under-7s teams, an Under-8s team and an Under-11s team.
Mulberry Homes’ Distinctly Local campaign aims to support two charities or organisations every month.
The programme has continued throughout the coronavirus pandemic targeting good causes that can really make a difference to communities.
Follow the team on https://www.facebook.com/thompsonsunitedfc/ and @ThompsonsUnited on Twitter.