A leading North East Planning and Design firm has pledged to continue its support for a local County Durham Cricket Club.
BH Planning and Design, sister company of leading North East property firm Bradley Hall, has extended its official sponsorship of Hunwick Cricket Club, which provides sporting opportunities for hundreds of local people.
Mark Ketley, director at BH Planning and Design said: “Now more than ever, it is important for those who are able to support local organisations to do so, especially following such an unprecedented time for everyone. We are fortunate enough to be able to continue this support to our local clubs and causes.
“I have first-hand experience in what a positive impact sport and exercise can make on an individual, so I am passionate about helping to provide those opportunities to others.
“Grass roots sport is incredibly important to the local community. Hunwick Cricket Club provides opportunities to people of all ages and abilities, and across several different sports including cricket, athletics and football.”
The sponsorship will be used to provide equipment and towards the upkeep of the grounds, allowing a better-quality environment for its users.
Chris Pratt club captain and committee member at Hunwick Cricket Club, said: “This sponsorship is incredibly important to the club and we are delighted to have started up again following a long layoff. The support allows us to provide opportunities for the local community, especially its children and young adults with their physical and mental wellbeing.
“Sport is very important to our local communities as it teaches young people the importance of teamwork, dedication and promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. Without sponsorships our clubs would no doubt be unable to continue to operate as they do now, so we are very grateful for the kind donation from BH Planning & Design.”