We’re Proud to Sponsor Suffolk SportsAid for a 2nd Year

3 min read by Andy Smith 21 Mar 2017


We’re pleased to announce that StrategiQ will be pledging our support to SportsAid –the national charity for sports people – by sponsoring the Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club for a second year.

At a special presentation event at Portman Road, 9 young sportsmen and women from Suffolk were presented with grants from SportsAid, which are funded by members of the Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club.

The Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club was set up in January 2015 to raise money to enable SportsAid to support more talented up and coming sportsmen and women from Suffolk. The charity works with the governing bodies of 75 sporting disciplines, to ensure the right athletes get financial support and recognition at the right time. The grants can be used to cover travel and accommodation expenses for competitions, as well as buying additional sporting equipment.

The latest young sportsmen and women to receive funding from SportsAid Suffolk are:

  • Jordan Catchpole, international para-swimmer from Beccles
  • Rebecca Sherwin, international swimmer from Felixstowe
  • Georgia Eaton-Collins, Millwall and England footballer from Ipswich
  • Veron Eze, England basketball player from Ipswich
  • Blake Hoang, GB badminton squad member from Ipswich
  • Elise Martin de la Torre, international para-swimmer from Ipswich
  • Finlay Parnell, international water polo player from Ipswich
  • Connie Powell, national rugby talent development programme member from Ipswich
  • Lily May Humphreys, an international golfer from Sudbury

Lily May Humphreys, who is ranked number 1 in Europe at under 14 level, said “I’d like to thank SportsAid for their amazing support. It really does mean a lot to know that an organisation like SportsAid has recognised my talent. It spurs me on to continue to work hard and strive to achieve at the very top level.”

Since SportsAid Suffolk was established in 2007 it has raised and distributed £175,000 to support sportsmen and women from the county. The Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club is critical to the charity’s fundraising efforts.

Our director Sarah (pictured far right), said: “We were delighted to show our support for three inspiring young people from the region last year, and it’s testament to the success of the Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club that we’re able to offer financial assistance to three times as many talented athletes this year. We wish them every success and look forward to following their sporting achievements as their careers develop.”

The next Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club event takes place on Friday 22nd September when Olympic skeleton Gold medalist Amy Williams MBE, will be the guest of honour. We’ll hopefully see some of you there!

Image source – Copyright Anglia Picture Agency

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