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Cheltenham Saracens Football Club recognised at Downing Street reception

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk was delighted to nominate Graham Roberts and Gerry Oldham of Cheltenham Saracens FC to a Community Sports Champions reception at 10 Downing Street as recognition for all that they do to create opportunities for youngsters in Cheltenham.

Under Graham and Gerry’s leadership, Cheltenham Saracens have raised more than £1m – including a £458,000 Government grant – to upgrade their facilities and to build a new community sports hub at Petersfield Park.

The project, which Alex Chalk was pleased to lobby for with ministers behind the scenes, will help deliver a new changing room, toilets, kitchen, community room, bar and skittles alley. Works will also include a new private road access into the ground.
Alex Chalk said:
“Cheltenham Saracens are an important pillar of the local community who create exciting opportunities for so many youngsters in our town so I was delighted to nominate them to attend a reception at 10 Downing Street for Community Sports Champions.
“The funding Cheltenham Saracens have secured – including £458,000 from the Government – will enable them to provide even more sporting and community- based activities for years to come.”
Graham Roberts said:
“You never do these things for recognition but when you get an invite to 10 Downing Street, it does feel good. We’re passionate about getting this project over the line and improving the local community so it was great to receive the invite.
“The project will benefit the whole community and Alex Chalk gave us a great letter of support for funding.”

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