Cuckney Cricket Club in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has been able to go ‘all out’ on much-needed new flooring, thanks to a £62,173 donation from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
Founded in 1897, the club has over 20 teams of varying ages and genders and provides two full size cricket pitches, a full-length three-lane sports hall and a clubhouse. The clubhouse can host member events and external functions, accommodating any sports and up to 500 people for functions.
After 21 years of being used, the old flooring in the sports hall – located next to the clubhouse – desperately needed replacing. Made from a material called UniTurf, which is a specialist surface allowing for multiple sports to be played on it, it has given Cuckney Cricket Club the opportunity to accommodate other additional activities, such as the local gymnastics group, who use the sports hall for their weekly sessions.
This is due to the slightly softer and more responsive nature of the UniTurf. Meaning, the new flooring has not only improved the facilities for the members, but also for the local community, as the updated area can now support more sporting groups and business or personal events.
Dannika Bannon, quarry manager at Tarmac’s Whitwell Quarry, said: “I’m happy that with our donation, Cuckney Cricket Club has been able to replace old, used indoor flooring for new, which has improved the facilities for members of the club and the local community to enjoy.”
Richard Bostock, treasurer of Cuckney Cricket Club, said: “The donation has sprung life back into the indoor facility, meaning we can support more of the local community, especially our thriving junior programmes and our ever-expanding women and girl’s section. A much-needed donation to allow all at Cuckney CC to plan for future success.”
The Landfill Communities Fund was established by the Government in 1996. It enables landfill operators to donate part of their annual tax liability to enrolled Environmental Bodies for a variety of approved community and environmental projects. Through the fund, Tarmac donates around £1 million to projects each year. For more information, visit www.entrust.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org