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Posted onPosted on 11th Aug

Wellow Exiles Cricket Club has received a £300 donation from Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme to replace equipment.

Established more than 30 years ago, the club does not a have home ground and has players from across Mansfield, Bilsthorpe, Edwinstowe, Ollerton and more.

Andrew Bunting, club secretary and treasurer, explained: “We endeavour to be as inclusive as possible, and for us that includes doing all we can to make the sport accessible to players from all walks of life.

“For a variety of reasons, many are not in a position to have their own equipment and this donation enables us to replace well-worn sets of pads, and other kit, allowing us to continue lending them to players.”

Richard Crisp, commercial development executive at the Mansfield, added: “The Community Support Scheme is there to support the aims of groups just like Wellow, widening the net of accessibility across our Heartland Area. We’re proud to support the club’s flexible approach towards supporting their players and families.”

Any local charity or organisation looking for project funding and who would like more information on the Community Support Scheme, should visit