When The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation was gifted a pavilion at the Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, they undertook a refurbishment project in order to transform it into an after school sports and activity centre for under privileged children. They approached Kensington Windows, a local, family run business who in turn contacted the Synseal Group in order to see if they could help with any products for the project.
Steve McGinty of Kensington Windows explains: “We were approached by the charity as the Architect on the project is a friend of mine and as we are local, they thought we might be able to help. Obviously key to what we do is providing good quality products at competitive prices, backed with great customer service – but we also want to do whatever we can to support the local community. We then approached the Synseal Group to see if they could offer any support and we were delighted when they agreed. The official opening took place recently and it really was a fantastic day, with local celebrities coming along to officially open the refurbished pavilion. We would like to thank the Synseal Group for supporting us with this project and wish The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation all the best with the new facility.”
Group Sales and Marketing Director at Synseal, Andy Jones, adds: “The Synseal Group has been more than happy to support the pavilion refurbishment at Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Working with Kensington Windows, we have been able to contribute towards the supply and fit of the Patio Doors used at the facility and it brings us great pleasure to be able to offer help and support in this way. We hope the new facility proves to be a great asset to the local community, and makes a real difference to the lives of the children who will be using it.”
The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation was established as an extension to the ‘Cricket Derbyshire’ partnership between Derbyshire County Cricket Club (the professional club) and Derbyshire Cricket Board Ltd (recreational cricket). The Foundation promotes the power of sport, and specifically cricket, utilising the profile of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and its professional players to engage, inspire and motivate individuals to achieve and live positive and healthy lifestyles.
Steve concludes: “Even though some companies are cutting back, it’s reassuring to know that Kensington and Synseal combined were able to support this charitable initiative and assist in the provision of products – which will benefit the entire community.”