Pupils at Cumnor House school are enjoying their new cricket pavilion thanks to a generous donation made by Charters Village.
When developers Retirement Villages Group Ltd started work to build their 14th village on Felcourt Road, they came across the disused pavilion and decided to find it a suitable, more permanent home in the local area.
Following a careful dismantling process, the pavilion was stored over the winter months before being restored, refurbished and finally unveiled at a special event held at the preparatory school in Haywards Heath.
To mark the official opening, residents from Charters Village were invited for afternoon tea and music with students and staff, along with members of the Sussex County Cricket Team and The Griffin Cricket Club, who donated £1,000 to help with the refurbishing work.
Nigel Welby, Chairman of Retirement Villages Group Ltd and governor at Cumnor House said “We’re delighted that the pavilion is being put to good use by Cumnor House and hope it will remain a permanent fixture at the school for many years to come.”
Charters Village welcomed its first residents in January 2014 and has since grown into a thriving retirement community, offering luxury accommodation in a parkland setting. Residents benefit from a range of clubhouse facilities, while care and support is available for those that need it with a 60 bed nursing and residential home also located within the grounds.
Find out more by visiting the Charters Village website.