17th November 2015
A group of young footballers can wear their team colours with pride after receiving funding for a replacement kit.
Cockerham Junior Football Club (CJFC), near Garstang was awarded £475 from the Westmorland Ltd Grants Fund in June this year towards a new U10’s football strip.
The team have been playing in a strip that had been passed down from one of the older teams. The new kit, which features the club’s red and white stripes, has provided a positive benefit to the children, giving them pride in their local club and themselves.
They train at their home ground at Cockerham Village Hall under the supervision of experienced and qualified volunteer coaches.
Westmorland Ltd regularly top up their fund held by Cumbria Community Foundation, who then allocate grants to local grassroots groups in the county.
Claire Urquhart, Westmorland Ltd’s Communications Manager said: “Charitable giving is a big part of what we do at Westmorland; we always like to support projects in and around our area that are helping to strengthen the communities in which we live. Access to a rich and dynamic social and cultural life is essential for everyone and Cockerham Junior Football Club is doing a great job of helping young children to achieve this.”
Dan Tomkins, Treasurer of CJFC said: “It’s fantastic the team have their strip ready for the season. They are all very happy and grateful to have the kit provided. Some of the kids come from lower income families so they would have struggled to afford the kit and potentially been unable to play.”