RESIDENTS and staff at Tall Trees care home in the beautiful village of Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, are eagerly awaiting the start of the season after sponsoring their neighbours at the local cricket club.
Club chairman Russell Hayes and vice chairman Ian Lewis visited the care home this week and accepted a sponsorship banner to be displayed at the cricket ground and show the care home’s support for the club.
Mr Hayes explained that when Tall Trees was built some land was given to the cricket club to enable them to have a second cricket ground in the village so it was fitting that the two organisations are working together again now with the club sponsorship.
“We are extremely grateful to Tall Trees for their sponsorship and delighted to be furthering this valuable relationship with our neighbours and members of the village community,” he said.
Mr Lewis added that residents of the care home could easily watch the regular cricket matches from picnic tables in their own grounds, overlooking the club. Tall Trees residents and staff are also regular guests at the club for the village firework display, a well-attended community event in Shipton-under-Wychwood.
Home manager Michelle Little said; “Tall Trees is proud to be part of the village community and pleased to be sponsoring our neighbours at the cricket club. We are looking forward to the start of the cricket season and wish the club the best of luck.”