Robert Buckland MP supports creation of Swindon Supermarine Sports and Education Trust

Robert Buckland MP is pleased to support the creation of the Swindon Supermarine Sports and Education Trust, a wholly charitable trust based in the club’s Webbswood Stadium in South Marston.

The Trust’s first action will be to open a new, purpose-built £85,000 community facility at the Stadium.

Swindon Supermarine Sports & Education Trust has already received the backing of the local business community with an essential £50,000 funding boost from The Hills Group Limited, which enabled the Trust to begin building work at the beginning of November 2016. The funding has been made available through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), which is administered for Hills by Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire.

The Community building is expected to be completed in May and to be in use by the Community from June 2017.

The non-league football club’s purpose is to make use of its extensive facilities to host a wide range of community activities aimed at tackling social, health and education needs in and around Swindon and Wiltshire.

The new building will be available for the community to use at least 150 days a year, in addition to the programmes to be offered by the Swindon Supermarine Sports and Education Trust.

The Trust is seeking two lead sponsors to finance the programme costs. Bevirs Solicitors have agreed to become the first lead sponsor of the Trust and its community building with an injection of £12,000.

Alan Fletcher, Swindon Supermarine Sports & Education Trust Chairman commented: “We are thrilled with the development of our new Trust and hugely proud of this new addition to our growing community facilities at WebbsWood Stadium.

“From its very inception, the entire Supermarine site at South Marston has had at its heart the purpose of providing sporting facilities and offering activities that bring together the local community. With the development of our new Trust, and this new community facility, we are building on that fine heritage and taking a giant leap forward.”

Robert Buckland MP commented: “I am extremely pleased to support the new Swindon Supermarine Sports and Education Trust, which will be a great addition to the community facilities available here in Swindon.

“I would like to thank the local business community for their backing, which has made this possible and encourage more local businesses to become involved with the Trust.”

To find out more details about Swindon Supermarine Sports and Education Trust and how you can become involved, please contact Hayley Tarrant on 01793 532363 or by emailing