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Papillon Fund supports local Cricket Clubs

26 September 2016

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Launceston and South Petherwin Cricket Clubs have received £1,000 each from the Papillon Fund to improve their facilities. The Papillon Fund is donated by CleanEarth and administered by the CCF. The fund supports community projects in St Thomas & South Petherwin parishes.

South Petherwin Cricket Club received £1,000 towards an outfield mower to be able to cut grass to a professional standard. They are keen to improve the club to a very high standard to encourage the youth of South Petherwin to participate. The club has a team playing in Cornwall's League 2, and the mower was needed to improve the playing surface.

Launceston Cricket Club has received £1,000 from the Papillon Fund towards an all-weather net practice facility. This is to replace their current nets that have become too dangerous to use. They hope that improving facilities will mean they are able to host more matches in the future. Their Juniors and Ladies groups are more and more successful every year, Launceston Cricket Club has started hosting matches for the Cornwall Schools Cricket Association and Cornwall Ladies. The club has links with several local schools and Launceston College also regularly uses their facilities.

Tamsin Parry from CleanEarth said “we are delighted that the community fund has been invested in such a worthy local scheme. The pride and satisfaction from giving back to the local community drives us to continue in our venture to make the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Our commitment to communities and therefore the local residents, will enrich the lives of generations to come over the next 20 years and that is very humbling.”

The Papillon Fund supports community projects within the parishes of St Thomas & South Petherwin. Out of area applications may be considered on the condition the beneficiaries attending the project reside within the listed parishes (evidence of this will be required). Grants range from £250 to £1,000, larger sums can be awarded in exceptional circumstances.

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