OUR £1,000 DONATION HELPS LOCAL RUGBY CLUB IMPROVE DISABLED ACCESS

Thu, 15 October

When Yate-based Cotswold Homes Ltd learned that a long-term member of Chipping Sodbury Rugby Football Club was left permanently paralysed from the waist down following a motor bike accident on his way to work, the company was among the first to offer help.

The housebuilder has made a £1,000 donation to the club’s appeal to improve wheelchair access to watch games on the rugby and football pitches at The Ridings, the multi-use sports facility in Chipping Sodbury’s Wickwar Road.

The campaign to raise £12,000 was inspired by Lloyd Williams, a former front row player at the club where his sons Matt and Ed are said to have ‘followed in his stud marks.’

Cotswold Homes’ sales and marketing director, Terri Hayes-Pugh, describes her company’s donation as ‘one way of putting something back into the community which has contributed to our firm’s success in the past year.’

Said Terri: ‘When we were informed of the accident and the club’s determination to raise funds, we knew immediately we had to step in to help.

‘Cotswold Homes’ commitment to the areas in which it develops is whole-hearted; we are part of the community and keen to remain so,’ she explained.

Following an extraordinary year, all homes built in the area by Cotswold Homes are now sold or occupied.

‘Furthermore, all the bungalows on our Florence Gardens development in Chipping Sodbury, planned for completion in 2021, have been reserved already,’ reports Terri.

‘We were delighted to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause as the rugby club and urge others to step up and give generously; we’ll be watching progress keenly.’

  • To support the appeal to pay for wheelchair access to the pitches at Chipping Sodbury Rugby Football Club visit the GoFundMe page at www.chippingsodburyrfc.co.uk

Cotswold Homes’s commitment to the areas in which it develops is whole-hearted; we are part of the community and keen to remain so.