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Garstang Sports Club Bowled Over by Boost from Builder Redrow

Developer Redrow has scored a victory with Garstang Sports Club after stumping up a cash boost for its junior cricket and rugby sections.

The builder behind Canal View, in Garstang, has donated £500 to be shared by the two sports at the popular club, enabling them to tackle the constant need for more equipment.

Garstang Sports Club has been able to invest in four wobble boards (to help develop balance), three wrist weights, three medicine balls and a marker set for its young cricketers; and five balls, 12 bibs and a junior tackle tube for its rugby players.

And no-one is more delighted than Mick Richardson, the club’s chairman. Mick says: “We are absolutely thrilled. The donation from Redrow Homes has bought training equipment for our young sports stars which is absolutely vital.

“The money it costs to run a club like ours is amazing and we are constantly looking to small local businesses for sponsorship, but to get such a boost from a big company like Redrow is fabulous.”

Mick says although the cricket season has now finished, it was usual for the cricket section to get up to 60 young people turning up to train at the club on a Friday evening, and between 100-130 rugby players every Sunday.

He adds: “Not all these young people will get to play for the first and second teams, but it’s about them all taking up a sport to keep them fit and healthy, it’s about giving them discipline and it’s about them having fun.

“The club and its sports sections are very much parent-led and play an integral part in the local community and the future of sports in the Garstang area. So we are grateful and indebted to Redrow for such generous help.”

Mark Yates, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), says the company is happy to pick up the ball and run for such a popular club.

“Redrow is not just about building homes, it is about building communities like those in Garstang, and sports clubs play a vital part for communities and the people who live in, and contribute to, them.

“Those who attend Garstang Sports Club will include Redrow residents, current and future; and for their benefit – and that of others – we are delighted to contribute.”

Redrow currently has a range of two, three and four-bedroom detached houses and bungalows from £314,995 at its Canal View development. There’s also a selection of two-bedroom homes from only £135,995. These are being offered at 20% below market value for local people who meet specific criteria.

All of the properties are from Redrow’s sought-after Heritage Collection, which offers a winning combination of traditional architecture and the luxury and convenience of modern living.

For more information visit the Canal View show home and marketing suite at The Toppings, Garstang, between 10am-5.30pm, Thursday to Monday inclusive, or call 01995 478579. Alternatively visit

Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year. 

Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:

• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.

• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture. 

• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space. 

Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: