We are raising money for an All-Weather Pitch in Garstang

February 2018


6 Weeks to win £200,000. Vote for us now and every day until 22nd March

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We are delighted to inform you that Garstang Community Academy has been selected as the regional finalist in the Persimmon Homes National Healthy Communities competition.

This means we are through to the public vote which opens at 9am on Monday 5th February at https://www.persimmonhomes.com/healthy-communities

The national prize is £200,000. There are two runners up prizes of £50,000 each and the remaining 27 finalists each receive awards of £5,000.

Chris Kershaw, director in charge of Persimmon Homes Lancashire, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Healthy Communities scheme, and the incredible talent, expertise and dedication shown by all the organisations that entered.

“The aim of the scheme is to help create a sporting legacy, and we believe Garstang Community Academy could do this if they win the £200,000. We would urge local people to get behind this group by adding their vote online, as the work they do is tremendous.”

Voting closes on 16th March but you can vote everyday between now and then, no registration, no sign in, JUST CLICK THE BUTTON!  VOTE HERE


October 2017

BREAKING NEWS: GCA & Garstang Hockey Club announce £102K funding from National Hockey Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, local businesses for astro pitch

Thankyou - this is incredible!!!!!!!!!



This is an exciting time for the community of Garstang. We launched our ‘Pitch In for Garstang’ appeal in the Autumn 2015 term to raise money for a shared All-Weather Pitch at GCA. Since 2011 we have all seen the huge benefits the new sports hall brought to both the school and the wider community and we are passionate about bringing a world class facility to Garstang. The pitch will provide opportunities for a host of recreational sporting activities such as hockey, football and rugby and particularly Garstang Ladies Hockey Club have plans to make the pitch their home ground and we could even see our town becoming a regional centre of excellence for hockey. The Pitch will be flood lit which will enable us to offer usage of the pitch to our community after school and at weekends.

Follow our progress on Twitter @GarstangAcademy


Thankyou to everyone who has supported the project this year.


You can contine to help us raise funds when you shop online by registering at:

Thousands of retailers are part of this scheme. When you select your retailer and shop through EasyFundraising a percentage of your spend gets donated to our fundraising cause. So far PitchIn Garstang has received over £500 from easy fundraising. A £500 free donation - how easy!!!! Check it out online. It really is simple. 


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