Yate-based Cotswold Homes Ltd have made a donation to the fundraising efforts at Chipping Sodbury rugby football club for their disabled access to the pitches.

The company learned that long-term member of the local rugby club, Lloyd Williams, was left permanently paralysed from the waist down following a motor bike accident on his way to work and decided to support the campaign.

The housebuilder has made a £1,000 donation to the club’s appeal to improve wheelchair access to watch games on the rugby and football pitches at The Ridings, the multi-use sports facility in Chipping Sodbury’s Wickwar Road.

The campaign to raise £12,000 was inspired by Lloyd Williams, a former front row player at the club.

Cotswold Homes sales and marketing director, Terri Hayes-Pugh said: "This is one way of putting something back into the community which has contributed to our firm’s success in the past year.

"When we were informed of the accident and the club’s determination to raise funds, we knew immediately we had to step in to help.

"Cotswold Homes makes a commitment to the areas in which it develops is whole-hearted; we are part of the community and keen to remain so.

"We were delighted to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause as the rugby club and urge others to step up and give generously; we’ll be watching progress keenly."

All homes built in the area by Cotswold Homes are now sold or occupied, all of the bungalows on the Florence Gardens development in Chipping Sodbury, planned for completion in 2021, have been reserved.