News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
Shuttlecock Smashhit For Shobdon
The community of Shobdon have been shaping up and socialising with new badminton equipment, purchased with a grant from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.
After the village identified to the parish council that they were in need of new badminton facilities, a new court was marked up in Shobdon Village Hall, but they were still in need of equipment. One successful application to the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust later and the club received £300 in funding to purchase nets and posts, rackets and shuttlecocks they needed to get the hall echoing with the satisfying sound of smashes and rallies.
Following the funding, Malcolm Weaver, of the Badminton Club, commented: “It’s been great to see villagers of a wide age range taking part in the badminton club. After gaining the new equipment, players were able to hone their skills as well as improve their fitness. Having additional equipment available also resulted in more members coming down to play on a regular basis, creating a lively social scene for all involved.”
John Garbutt, Chairman of the Trust added ‘Improving the health and fitness of the local community is very important to us at the Trust, and we were delighted to be able to fund the purchase of this equipment to assist with this objective.’
The Kingspan Insulation Community Trust provides funding to projects within the catchment areas of Wigmore High School, Lady Hawkins’ School, Earl Mortimer College and Tenbury High School in Herefordshire & Worcestershire. There is no limit to the number of applications that can be submitted, all that is asked is that they meet at least one of the Trust’s four objectives: road safety, healthy recreation for young people, environmental conservation and biodiversity.