After a tour of The Nest’s facilities, the 150 people in attendance at the launch were given a presentation by Jake, and Jackie Thornton of the Community Sports Foundation, which told of the Foundation’s plans for a second phase of development costing £9.4million and the need for financial support from potential funders and fundraisers.
The new Build The Nest campaign video, kindly provided by Built Environment Communications Group (BECG), received its first screening, and just before the ribbon was cut, the room heard from David Elvin, a parent of CSF participant Ollie, who has completed 100 miles on his exercise bike to raise money for the Build The Nest campaign, all while battling Leukaemia.
Jackie Thornton said:
“We’ve taken a disused sports facility and breathed new life into it, creating a hub that will be of great value to the community.
“We’re hugely grateful for the support of the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which has played a significant part in bringing this phase of the project to life.
“Now, the emphasis is really on our work to secure the funds for the second phase of The Nest, which will help the Foundation reach an extra 12,000 people a year, when completed.”
To find out more about the plans for phase two, and how you could help the campaign, please click here.