Power NI gives Pegasus Juniors Hockey Club a Helping Hand
Pegasus Juniors Hockey Club have received a £300 community grant from Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy supplier.
The Belfast based Hockey Club was nominated to receive the community funding by Power NI employee, Ian Fraser, as part of the company’s staff sponsorship scheme ‘Helping Hands’, which gives staff the opportunity to put forward local groups and organisations for funding. Thanks to the donation, the group was able to purchase safe and secure storage units for the hockey equipment.
The hockey club was founded in 1961 and since then have relocated to Newforge Sports Complex, Newforge Lane. This includes 5 senior teams, master’s team and junior teams. The junior teams consist of 140 members and is a great way for kids to make new friends and work as part of a team, as well as keep fit.
Power NI is delighted to support Pegasus Juniors Hockey Club by providing funding for new shelving and mobile storage boxes. The wheeled storage boxes will not only ensure that all hockey equipment will be kept safe but it will also make it easier to move the equipment to the pitch, saving precious training time.
Grateful for the funding, Power NI employee Ian Fraser commented:
“I am delighted that Power NI has chosen to support Pegasus Junior Hockey Club – this cross-community hockey club has had restricted fund-raising opportunities given the COVID pandemic so this funding will enable the club to invest in well needed equipment.”
Junior Club Co-ordinator, Tara Cheevers commented:
“Pegasus Hockey Club have a new permanent base at Newforge Sports Complex. The Helping Hands grant has enabled us to provide safe permanent storage solutions for all our training equipment. Across our Senior and Junior teams there will be 250 hockey players making use of all the equipment on a weekly basis.”