Community spirit shines through as March sports pavilion gets major revamp with the help of Fenland businesses

PUBLISHED: 10:55 30 June 2015 | UPDATED: 08:59 01 July 2015

March Bears Natwest Rugby Force weekend.

March Bears Natwest Rugby Force weekend.

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The Elm Road field sports pavilion received a much needed makeover thanks to the efforts of volunteers from Fenland sports clubs and businesses.

March Bears Natwest Rugby Force weekend.March Bears Natwest Rugby Force weekend.

Also, March Bears was presented with RFU accreditation by John Phoenix, chairman of Eastern Counties RFU, along with Eastern Counties regional development officer Jonathan Pearce.

For the Natwest Rugby Force weekend, March Bears members were joined by volunteers from March Rangers and March AC to carry out the work.

The fixtures and fitting were removed and the internal walls repaired as the pavilion received a complete revamp inside and out. Away from the pavilion, bushes were cleared out.

A host of businesses contributed to the successful community event - CCORRN Community Repaint donated paint, Trade Link Window Solutions sponsored all the new windows and doors. At 7am on Saturday, 32 employees of Trade Link Window gave their time to remove the old windows and doors and installed the new windows and doors.

Nathan Fuller, Garden Clearance, Hedge Cutting and Field Maintenance, cleared out bushes and Godden’s Carpets and Furnishings will be putting new flooring in the changing rooms.

March Bears president Barry Feetham said: “I would like to thank all the local companies who have sponsored this community project - Trade Link Window Solutions, CCORRN Community Repaint, Nathan Fuller, Garden Clearance, Hedge Cutting and Field Maintenance, and Godden’s Carpets and Furnishings.

“The sports pavilion had slowly deteriorated over a number of years and despite the efforts of a group of hard core volunteers to keep it looking tidy, the task of keeping the pavilion clean and tidy should now be a lot easier.

“Again many thanks to each and every one of the team of volunteers who gave up their weekend to make the transformation happen.”

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