Newbury Building Society pledges its support to Ufton Cycle Sportive 2018

Newbury Building Society has awarded Ufton Court Educational Trust a one-off donation of £300, following the charity’s successful application to the Society’s Community Support Scheme.

The donation will help the charity promote its upcoming cycle sportive in September in which cyclists will peddle a 55 mile scenic route (or the 25 family route) from the exclusive Englefield Estate and back again, 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, at Ufton Court Educational Trust said: “Newbury Building Society is a wonderful supporter of local charities and the community in which it operates. We desperately need a new teaching space, particularly in the evenings and during wet weather and 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 help us raise money for this amazing 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 which lies 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, which was launched in 2017, provides financial assistance to a wide range of local organisations involved in improving community life within its branch towns. Typical award amounts start from £100 with a cap of £500.  Applications for the Society’s Community Support scheme funding are considered twice a year in May and November, and an application form can be found on the dedicated webpage. Projects that promote and encourage sporting activity and in the arts, support education and development, and benefit the local environment within the Society’s branch towns will be considered. 

Ufton Court Educational Trust (1116659) is an innovative charity that aims to change children’s lives through challenging and inspirational learning outside the classroom. 

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