Category: Charity Event (3)

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BUSINESSES from Nottingham raised £820 for SportsAid – which helps to support the next generation of British sports stars – at a charity event last week.

The money raised from the lunch – which took place at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on Friday 12 October – will go towards providing financial support to local, talented, young people who have no other access to vital funding to assist them with training and ultimately enable them to reach their sporting potential.

Event sponsors Nelsons, Yorkshire Bank, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and Musson Liggins, along with other guests, heard from retired Nottingham Panthers and Great Britain international forward, David Clarke, who spoke about his career history.

Teenager Callum Macfie was presented with a £500 cheque to help him reach his goals of playing golf internationally. The 17-year-old, of Edwinstowe, who plays with a handicap of +1, started playing golf at the age of nine and has already represented England four times. He is captain of the team that has won the England Golf Boys’ County Finals for the past two years.

Tim Lawler, chief executive for SportsAid, said: “Nottingham’s business community continues to offer wonderful support to young up-and-coming athletes, just like Callum, from across the local area. SportsAid offers a huge boost to the next generation of British sporting talent, not just financially, but through recognition of their achievements and the potential they’ve shown to reach the very top.

“Fundraising is absolutely key to allowing the charity to support these stars of the future and we are very grateful to everybody who attends the lunch clubs and makes a contribution towards the country’s sporting success.”

Stewart Vandermark, chief executive at Nelsons, added: “We are really pleased to be able to continue our support of SportsAid. It’s fantastic to see local businesses come together to help young athletes progress in their chosen sport. As a business, it’s really rewarding to be able to say we help make these sports stars’ dreams come true.”

The events are held three times annually and the sponsors choose an athlete to present with a £500 donation. Previous recipients of SportsAid support have included Sir Steve Redgrave and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill.

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• More than £900 raised by regional businesses on behalf of SportsAid
• GB Paralympian hopeful Abbie Breakwell presented with essential funds at SportsAid dinner
• Notts County manager, Kevin Nolan, spoke to attendees about his career history

BUSINESSES from Nottingham raised more than £900 at a charity event last week in order to support local youngsters to reach their sporting potential.
The money raised from the event – which took place at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on Thursday, 2 August – will go towards providing financial support to local, talented, young people who have no other access to vital funding to assist them with training and ultimately enable them to reach their sporting potential.

Event sponsors Nelsons, Yorkshire Bank, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and Musson Liggins along with other guests heard from Notts County manager Kevin Nolan, who spoke about his career history. The attendees also had the opportunity to watch the Nottingham vs Derby Vitality T20 Blast Match.

Abbie Breakwell was presented with a £500 cheque to help reach her Paralympian dreams at the dinner. The 15-year-old, of Long Eaton, has been playing wheelchair tennis for more than two years – and has already won two gold medals at the National School Games and been a finalist in the Wheelchair Tennis British Open. The cheque will help further her development in the sport.

Tim Lawler, chief executive for SportsAid, said: “The support from local businesses for young, talented athletes in the East Midlands makes such a difference, not just financially, but in providing them with a motivational boost to keep pursuing their sporting ambitions. We wish Abbie all the best for the future and look forward to watching her progress.”

Daniel Craggs, fundraising manager at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club added: “SportsAid is a fantastic charity which helps athletes progress in their chosen sport. We are delighted to continue our on-going support of the charity; the event was a great success and we are very pleased that we are able to help make local people’s dreams become a reality.

The events are held three times annually and the sponsors choose an athlete to present with a £500 donation. Previous recipients of SportsAid support have included Sir Steve Redgrave and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Musson Liggins were invited to a fantastic evening by EKV Design Ltd.

The ‘Helping Hearts’ Charity Evening was held at Seven restaurant in Derby in October 2017  https://heartresearch.org.uk/

The evening raised an incredible £4,128.50 which will help pay for vital equipment which transports donated hearts to grateful recipients.

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Photo (left to right) Jules Wade, Matthew Wade, David Bladen, Natalie Bladen, Sue Parkinson, Graham Parkinson