APEX Cheer in Nantwich have every reason to be cheerful – they received £1,000 from Redrow.
Formed in 2017, the team is based at Millfields Primary School, less than a mile from Redrow’s Kingsbourne development of three and four-bedroom new homes.
The ambitious squad aims to compete across the country and eventually in international competitions and has been raising funds to support its goal.
A donation of £1,000 from Redrow’s Nantwich Community Fund has helped provide uniforms and cover the cost of travel to competitions.
Head coach and owner Megan Berry said: “Cheerleading is an expensive sport because you need the uniform and trainers and can’t compete without them. We hold sessions in Nantwich twice a week and the 40 children who attend all train hard, then go home to think of ways to raise money. They always try to do their best and have done activities such as bag packing and sponsored walks to generate funding. The support from Redrow has made a real difference to the team.”
Redrow Apex Cheerleaders - Summer Foster and Mylie Stevenson with Redrow's Laura Hayward
Redrow’s voluntary Nantwich Community Fund has seen £10,000 shared between seven local projects, including a martial arts gym and football team.
It’s all part of Redrow’s commitment to creating new and thriving communities, while supporting the existing communities in the areas where it builds.
Caroline Thompson-Jones, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “We know from the projects we’ve supported via the Nantwich Community Fund that the neighbourhood is already thriving, with lots of different activities for residents of all ages to participate in. It’s great to see Apex Cheer providing a way for young people to stay fit and active. We wish them every success in the competitions they enter.”