Dunchurch retirement community sponsors Rugby hammer thrower

Hammer thrower Craig Murch is being sponsored by Lime Tree Village retirement complex in Dunchurch NNL-170328-115329001
Hammer thrower Craig Murch is being sponsored by Lime Tree Village retirement complex in Dunchurch NNL-170328-115329001

A retirement community in Dunchurch is donating £300 to a well-known Rugby hammer thrower to help pay for this season’s costs.

Lime Tree Village is sponsoring Craig Murch as his mother Debbie, who works at the Cawston Lane retirement complex, asked its community to help her son.

Manager Patrick Johnson said: “We endeavour to support good causes at Lime Tree Village, especially if they are championed or personally linked to members of our hardworking staff.

“I hear Craig is going to use the money to buy some new equipment, so best of luck to him.

“We all hope the £300 provided will help him towards his 2017 targets and beyond.”

Craig broke the Warwickshire senior hammer throwing record this year while in his final year at Loughborough University and is fifth in the UK.

The 23-year-old athlete is hoping to be selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games but he needs more money to meet ever-increasing costs, despite a supportive family.

“I am extremely grateful for the sponsorship I have received from Lime Tree Village,” he said.

“The money is a critical ingredient of me achieving my ambitions, as it will allow me to purchase essential training equipment I would otherwise not be able to obtain.

“It really will make a significant difference.”

Craig added he is looking forward to meeting everyone at Lime Tree Village and will keep them updated on his progress this season.