Newbury Building Society have donated £300 to Ufton, following our application to their Community Support Scheme.
The donation will help us to promote our cycle sportive in September. In the sportive, cyclists will peddle either our 55 or 25 mile routes. The event starts and finishes at the Englefield Estate, looping through West Berkshire’s finest scenery.
All money raised will go towards the building of a Viking Longhouse – a desperately needed indoor learning space at Ufton Adventure.
Sara Price, Fundraising Manager, said: “Newbury Building Society is a wonderful supporter of local charities and the community. We desperately need a new teaching space in the evenings and during wet weather. We have planning permission to build an inspirational Viking Longhouse in our woodlands. We’re so excited to be once again hosting a cycle sportive, and asking all participants to get sponsored to raise money for this new space.”
Emma Simms, Marketing and Communications Manager at Newbury Building Society said: “I was delighted to visit Ufton Court Educational Trust and present Sara and her team with a cheque for £300 to go towards the upcoming cycle sportive. Ufton Court offers children a truly unique inspirational learning environment. Furthermore, they lie at the centre of the community – a value we, as a building society, embrace wholeheartedly. We hope our donation will help make the cycle ride an event to remember.”
The Community Support scheme, launched in 2017, provides financial assistance to a range of local organisations involved in improving community life. Typical award amounts start from £100 with a cap of £500.
To register for the sportive please visit our webpage.