Manning Stainton has kitted out a local girl’s junior football team.
The Guiseley branch of the area’s leading estate agent used its Community Support Programme to sponsor Guiseley Girls under 13’s who play in Division 1 of the West Riding Girls Football League.
Clare Frieze, Manager of the company’s branch on The Green, opposite Aireborough Leisure Centre, says: ‘Clubs like Guiseley play such an important role in the local community that it is a real pleasure and privilege to be able to help them.’
The girls section of the football club was launched 9 years ago by Girls Development and Mentor Officer Donna Stringer and now has 120 girls playing in 11 teams, from under 6 through to under 15.
Donna says: ‘The girls section has grown way beyond our wildest expectations and is now one of the biggest in Yorkshire. Of course with this level of success comes increased running costs so it is great that community minded companies like Manning Stainton are so willing to lend their support.
‘We have also recently had planning permission passed for a new clubhouse on land off Bradford Road, so now our major focus is on raising funds to make this exciting project a reality.’
It is the second time Manning Stainton has supported the club having previously sponsored a kit for the under 9’s.
Manning Stainton has used its Community Support Programme to help other worthwhile causes in the town including the Christmas lights initiative. The company also purchased a new playhouse for Guiseley Primary Pre-School which suffered an arson attack in the summer, destroying toys and equipment valued at £4,500.
The Guiseley branch is open seven days a week and the team is ready to take customer calls from 8am-8pm every day. It is one of 19 residential Sales and Lettings branches across West and North Yorkshire helping people move.