Yarm Rugby Club tackles Community Awards and wins £5,000

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A Stockton-on-Tees-based community rugby club will be revamping its facilities after winning £5,000 in a national competition.

Yarm Rugby Club was awarded the money as part of the OneFamily Foundation Community Awards, which are run twice-yearly and provide life-changing sums to organisations, groups and projects across the UK.

The club, which has 140 junior members and 55 adult members, will use the money to invest in new changing rooms and build a new kitchen, helping to ensure that players eat a healthy diet.

Yarm Rugby Club was nominated for a Community Award by Mark Trainer, a OneFamily customer, who volunteers at and organises fundraising for the club. It was one of 24 organisations presented with an award in this latest round.

Mark said:

“Having the right facilities, such as dressing rooms and a kitchen, is essential for our members’ wellbeing and we’re thrilled that we’ll now be able to invest.

“The refurbished areas will be a welcoming place for visitors and members, and means that we can take on even more adult and junior players, helping to build the next generation of rugby stars.”

The Community Awards are run by the OneFamily Foundation, an organisation set up by financial mutual OneFamily to redistribute a proportion of its profits to help its customers, their families and local communities.

Karl Elliott, marketing director at the OneFamily, said:

“Yarm Rugby Club has been an essential part of the community for nearly 20 years and we’re pleased to award them this funding.

“Our Community Awards are designed to benefit the causes closest to our customers’ hearts, giving community groups and projects the funding boost they need to continue to offer their vital work.

“The next Community Awards will launch on Monday 19 September, so I’d urge all Stockton-on-Tees customers with an active policy to get involved and nominate a cause close to their heart.”

“Through the OneFamily Foundation, OneFamily aspires to make £5million available to its customers – to improve their lives or to help them make a positive difference to their local communities.”

For more information please visit: https://www.onefamily.com/your-foundation/community-awards/