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February 21st, 2023
Selco teams up with Six4Schools and Birmingham Bears

Boldmere Junior School has secured £1,000 worth of building materials and a coaching session for pupils from two Birmingham Bears cricketers after proving just the ticket in a special competition.

Boldmere Junior School claimed top prize in the Six4Schools campaign run by Birmingham Bears and club sponsor Selco Builders Warehouse.

The initiative saw schools across Warwickshire invited to take advantage of a special discounted adult ticket offer for Bears home matches at Edgbaston Stadium throughout the 2022 Vitality T20 Blast campaign.

Schools received a £6 cashback payment for every adult ticket sold and any school which sold more than 20 went into a prize draw for the chance to win £1,000 worth of building materials from Selco to utilise on a club school project and a coaching session from Bears stars Oli Hannon-Dalby, Craig Miles and Abbey Freeborn.

Matt Sadler, Boldmere Junior School head, said: “We were delighted to have won the draw to receive this fantastic prize.

“A lot of our pupils love playing and going to watch cricket so they were thrilled to welcome two Birmingham Bears and one Central Sparks player into the school to pick up some important tips and skills.

“The prize of building materials from Selco is also a massive boost to us. We are going to use the £1,000 to help us construct a sheltered outdoor area where children can head for reading sessions and other learning activities.”

Selco has five branches in Birmingham in Tyburn, Tyseley, Perry Barr, Solihull and Stirchley while its main Support Centre is based in Wythall.

Carine Jessamine, marketing director of Selco, said: “We have been long term partners of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Birmingham Bears and, as well as promoting the cricket side of the sponsorship, we are always looking for opportunities to engage the local community.

“The Six4Schools campaign was a perfect fit as it not only helped inspire the next generation of cricket fans to attend matches and grow their love for the sport, it also allowed us to support a school local to enhance their facilities.

“Boldmere Junior School was certainly a fitting winner and we are delighted to help provide materials to create an outdoor space for the pupils.”

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