Cash boost for Let’s Get Sporty of Dumfries & Galloway

Let's get Sporty could benefit your sports  organisation
Let's get Sporty could benefit your sports organisation

A not for profit community enterprise that opens up the world of sport for young people in Dumfries and Galloway is to benefit from a cash boost from a regional builder.

Let’s Get Sporty has received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes West Scotland to help develop the programme of activities that they already offer in the local community for participants aged from eighteen months to older adults.

Kevin Somerville, representative at Let’s Get Sporty, said: “We are delighted that Persimmon Homes West Scotland chose to support us. We are proud of the important work that we do in the community to encourage healthy living and stimulate children’s confidence through sport.

“There is ever increasing demands on us and this donation will really help. We are hugely grateful to Persimmon for their generosity.”

Let’s Get Sporty also engage 16-30 year olds on their ‘Let’s Get Employed’ trainee programme which develops their social skills, teamwork, problem solving and employability skills that increase their chances of progressing into employment . This programme has helped over 50 of the regions young people secure and remain in employment or education.

Doug Law, managing director for Persimmon Homes West Scotland, said the community initiative was a way of supporting people across every city, town and village where the company works.

He said: “We are confident this funding will make a huge difference to Let’s Get Sporty and the community that includes our customers staying at our Marchfields and Burns Green developments. The quality of the submissions we received were very high, so choosing the good causes to support has been much harder than we expected.

“We now want to hear from more groups and charities as look to allocate more funding over the next month. All we ask is that the group or charity has already worked hard to raise money themselves, and we will then match this effort with funding of up to £1,000.”

To apply for funding, visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.