Warriors pledge money after Droitwich Lido Park fire

Worcester Warriors HITZ Officer Stuart Brooks visited Droitwich Lido Park this week after the club pledged £2,500 towards new play equipment.

Over 70 per cent of the Lido Park’s play area was destroyed following a recent arson attack, leading individuals and businesses across Worcestershire to donate money to replace the equipment.

Warriors’ donation means that over £15,000 has now been raised through the justgiving page of Matt Nicol of Nicol and Co estate agents and it is hoped that the new play area will be open for at least some part of the school summer holiday.

Brooks said: “I grew up in Droitwich and visited the Lido Park as a youngster, as did a number of other people at the club.

“It is based in the Wychavon district, as we are, and with our close connection to the area through our fanbase we were keen to support the fundraising efforts after the fire.”

Mr Nicol added: “I would like to thank everyone at Warriors for this donation. It really does highlight the club’s commitment to supporting the local community.

“The money we have raised will mean the site will actually have better facilities than before and that will be a huge boost to everyone who uses it.”

Warriors continue to support local and national projects as part of the club’s award-winning community programmes.

Other initiatives such as the SIFA Fireside Project, where Warriors players buy, cook and serve food to homeless people in Birmingham, went from strength-to-strength last season.

Warriors also work closely with official charity partner Acorns Children’s Hospice, run an educational programme for teenage girls and help disengaged youngsters through the club’s successful HITZ Programme.

Following the donation, Warriors’ Community Foundation Manager Carol Hart said:  “As a club we work to improve the lives of people right across the West Midlands through our many community programmes.

“We also understand the importance of projects other people are running so we are delighted to be able to support fundraising initiatives such as this one.”