Henley Rugby Club have received a much needed boost of a £5,000 donation from estate agent, Savills.
Savills are an elite sponsor of the Henley Hawks for the 2021 season and have agreed to give £1,000 to the club every time one of its members appoints Savills in Bell Street to sell or let their home.
The £5,000 is from the sale of five properties at the nearby Walled Garden development at Badgemore Park, which is co-owned by Henley RFC member, Jon Connell.
Charlie Chavasse, from the residential sales team at Savills Henley said, “As expected the homes at Badgemore Park proved incredibly popular. They were finished to an exceptionally high standard and sold incredibly quickly. Henley Rugby Club plays such an important role in the local community and we’re thrilled that we can support the work that they do through our cash back initiative. The scheme has proven to be immensely popular over the years – helping to raise much needed funds which the club has been able to reinvest in its facilities.”
Jon Connell added, “Charlie and his team did an amazing job. Despite the uncertainty following the first lockdown there was great demand for the houses, with a large amount of viewings followed by a number of strong offers that led to all five properties being sold in less than six months. I’m absolutely delighted that through the Savills offer Badgemore Park has been able to help Henley RFC during such a challenging time for many sports clubs.”
Henley RFC Commercial Manager commented, “Having had no rugby for the duration of the 2020/21 season, we have been reliant on the generosity of both our members and sponsors to help keep the club going through this difficult time. A huge thank you must go both to Jon and to Savills for this incredible donation, which reaffirms the commitment and long-standing partnership we have with them both. We are truly grateful for their support and very much look forward to seeing them back at the Club in September as we continue our plans for the recommencement of rugby for the 2021/22 season.”