GHCC receives £20k solar panel funding

Great Harwood Cricket Club is going green as it looks to do its bit to reduce its carbon footprint after being awarded funding from the National Lottery and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The Lancashire League side has been awarded £10,000 from the ECB and £9,800 from the National Lottery which will be used to replace a problematic roof and to install solar panels to the pavilion roof at the club’s Evolve Document Solutions Cliffe Park ground.

This is the first of a number of improvements Great Harwood CC is looking to make in the near future and Chairman Stuart Maher said he was delighted with the funding.

He said: “The club would like to thank the ECB and The National Lottery for their support in this project as we look to do our bit in the fight against climate change.

“The funding will allow us to save money but also reduce our carbon footprint, which is obviously very important. We just hope the sun shines so we can get the most out of the panels and enjoy some cricket.”

“The club is a vital community asset, with four senior men’s teams, two ladies teams and 8 junior teams as well as youngsters aged 4-7 in our successful and oversubscribed All Stars Cricket programme so the pavilion is in constant use in the summer so anything we can do to reduce our energy requirements is very welcome.”

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