Weʼve raised £1,392 to help build a new community sports pitch in Clapham. To help, I am running a marathon on the cliffs & beaches of the Jurassic Coast in March.
- London, London Borough of Lambeth, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 31st May 2018
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Why do we need a community sports pitch?
1) Heathbrook is a primary school in Lambeth, South London. We want to create a professional quality, all-weather astroturf pitch for use by the children and the community around the school. In a very densely-populated borough, the school is fortunate to have a large play area. This area has the potential to become an outstanding facility for the school and local community in an area with a shortage of such provision and where poverty and deprivation are particularly high.
2) The school has a long tradition of participating at high-quality sport including netball, football, athletics, basketball and tennis. Heathbrook is also proud to have developed a particularly active school. Its varied and energetic sports programme encourages pupils learn to enjoy sport for life – a number have even represented their country professionally.
3) This will solve a community problem: To date 25 teams have confirmed they will use the pitch, for football, tennis, rugby, lacrosse and the list is growing. This much-needed community facility, will secure local teams, grass root clubs and other local users an outstanding pitch at a modest, attainable cost.
The area we wish to build the pitch is on the bottom right of the photo below.
Sports England are supporting the project with a £50k commitment, and Surrey County Cricket Club have said it will be a game changer in a part of London with very little quality all-weather cricket provision.
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Apr 11, 2018
Sorry this is so late, well done on that very long run (nutter etc..!)
Mar 27, 2018
Well done neighbour!
Mar 26, 2018
Very proud of my son in law, you have done wonderfully. Bravo!
Mar 25, 2018
Well done Duncan! From Sam, Stephen & Joseph xx
Mar 24, 2018
Well done mincemeat
Mar 21, 2018
Don't forget to send us a selfie!
Mar 21, 2018
Good luck Duncan! Great work and well done on all the winter training :)
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London, London Borough of Lambeth, United Kingdom
My daughter, Connie, goes to Heathbrook School, Clapham, a brilliant local school which lacks only one thing - an all-weather sports pitch. I'm raising money to help build one to benefit not only Heathbrook's kids but also the wider community who will have full access.