Albion net Jewson grant

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After winning the hearts of judges and residents, Tadcaster Albion has been named as a winner in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition. Following thousands of regional entries being submitted from across Great Britain, the local football club has been awarded £4,000 worth of materials from the builders’ merchant.

Using their winnings, Tadcaster Albion will renovate its facilities, including the toilets, changing rooms and clubhouse, and also create sheltered spectator standing.

The club and 36 other projects were presented with prizes by renowned architect and TV personality, George Clarke.

Spokesman Danny Gore, said: “It’s an amazing thing to be able to win in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition. The prize will go a really long way in helping us renovate our facilities.”

This year’s Building Better Communities competition was launched last April and more than 2,400 entries – made up of good causes from up and down Great Britain – were submitted. These were later narrowed down to a shortlist and put to a public vote, with the winners announced at an awards ceremony held in Coventry on July 3.

George Clarke commented: “It’s sports groups like Tadcaster Albion which help bring people closer together and Jewson does great work in supporting them with Building Better Communities. This competition is a fantastic idea and it’s always great to see so many happy faces at the awards presentation.

“By giving something back to the areas that support them, Jewson is creating brighter futures for those who need it. I’d like to congratulate Tadcaster Albion on their deserved win.”

Jewson Managing Director, Thierry Dufour, added: “At Jewson, we believe in the positive power of community spirit and it is local causes such as this one, which really bring this to life.

“By lending a helping hand to those who need it, we can help build better communities across Britain and support those unsung heroes who go out of their way to help others.”