A High Wycombe sports club that offers opportunities for children and young people with disabilities has been awarded a share of a £1 million fund.

The Horizon Sports Club, which is based on St Mary’s Street, will use the fund to support under-18s, with the money coming from the Persimmon Homes Building Futures campaign.

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The Bucks-based sports club were among 96 organisations to reach the final stage of the competition and was successful in being awarded £5,000 from the £1m fund.

A spokesperson for Horizon Sports Club said: “Taking part in Building Futures has been a fantastic experience for us and it was so exciting to reach the finals, with such a broad range of groups being represented and we are delighted to have been awarded £5,000.”

Three finalists were each awarded the top prize of £100,000, three the second prize of £50,000, and three the third prize of £20,000.

The remaining finalists were handed £5,000 each.

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Additionally, during lockdown, Building Futures also gave away £1,000 each to 128 organisations supporting young people in sport, education, arts, and health throughout England, Scotland, and Wales.

Karl Endersby, deputy managing director at Persimmon Homes North London, said: “The Building Futures scheme has been a great success and it is wonderful to celebrate the fantastic work of so many organisations supporting young people in our communities.

“We have been overwhelmed by both the response to the competition, and the hard work and dedication of those involved within all the groups.”

The first, second and third prize winners were decided by a public vote where approximately 400,000 votes were cast.

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The winners were announced during a virtual event, presented by Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, chair of UK Sport and Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, alongside Persimmon Homes Group CEO, Dean Finch.

The final was watched by around 1,500 people.