JETS’ community programme is growing thanks to a five-figure donation.

Jets director Pete Hawkins was presented with a cheque for £10,000 by representatives of the Jets’ summer camps and clinics before Sunday’s match against MK Lions.

The camps were set up many years ago by the organisation responsible for running the previous Jets administration before the club was saved from extinction and reborn as Cheshire Jets last year.

Surplus cash that the camps built up over the years has now been paid across to the present Jets set-up to help support the club’s community work.

Jets director Hawkins said: “This is a magnificent gesture from the organisers of the summer camps. It will allow the present Jets organisation to meet the target that we have set ourselves to bring our community programme to up to 350 schools in the area.”

The week-long summer camps take place at Ellesmere Port Catholic High, where former Jets director Mike Burton was the Head of PE until his recent retirement.

Attracting more than 200 seven to 18-year-olds from all over the country, the Jets camps are the largest residential basketball courses in the country.

Work is already under way to organise a camp again for this summer. Details will be available from the Jets shortly.