The Everybody Foundation has recently awarded local athletes and organisations with funding grants of up to £500 to help support their efforts in sport and keeping our region active and healthy.
The second round of grant awards was held in August 2018, of which 12 have been awarded including supporting local athletes to represent their country in competitions and sporting clubs to have new equipment for members to train at a higher intensity.
Peter Hartwell, Everybody Foundation Chairman commented, “It has been another exciting round of applications for grant funding from the Foundation and we were so pleased to see so many young and talented athletes approach our charity for support. We are proud to be able to give them the opportunity to compete and represent their country or have more coaching to help them improve their skills.”
The Everybody Foundation recently funded:
- Alana Guantlett – a touch rugby player from near Nantwich. Alana was awarded £160 to fund tournament fees to allow Alana to represent her country. represented the England Touch U15s at the Junior Touch Championship in Stirling, Scotland in August 2018.
- Ben Nurse – a touch rugby play from near Nantwich. He was selected to represent the England Mixed Touch U18s at the Junior Touch Championship in Stirling, Scotland in August 2018. Ben was awarded £160 to fund tournament fees to allow Ben to represent his country.
- Amelia Atkinson -a high and long jumper, competing for Crewe & Nantwich Athletics Club and Cheshire. She was awarded £135 which funded 50% of the fees to attend an athletics camp.
- Amelia Blackburn-Elliot – a Mogul Skier based in Congleton. She was awarded £250 as a contribution towards coaching sessions. She is currently on the English Moguls Squad, a Everybody Talented Athlete Support Scheme member and is hoping to be selected once again this year for both.
- Koshido-Ryu Sandbach Karate Centres has been based in Sandbach for over 35 years. They currently have 50 student members. They were awarded £213.96 to fund additional equipment to allow new and current participants to participate more safely and at a higher intensity.
- Milly Forsfield – a 12 year old taking part in Judo. She is very talented and is on the national pathway. She currently travels to St Helens 2-3 times per week and further for regional training and competition. She was awarded £232 to fund a new judo suit and regional development centre fees.
- Oliver Atkinson – an athlete, competing for Crewe & Nantwich Athletics Club. Last year he was in the UK top 20 rankings for Hammer, Javelin, 800m and Pentathlon. He was awarded £135 to 50% fund attendance at an athletics camp.
- Sian Heslop – a long distance runner from Macclesfield, who has represent England at international schools cross country coming 2nd and 3rd. She also won the National XC championships in London this year, representing her local club. She was awarded £140 to fund new equipment to help her training.
- Thomas Brindley – a youth sailor from Macclesfield in his second year of competing nationally and internationally in the Laser Radial single handed dinghy class. He was awarded £500 to help Thomas to reach the next level in his competitions.
- Tom Keatman – a 13 year old street skateboarder. Everybody Talented Athlete Support Scheme member. His goal is to compete in the 2024 Olympics. He was awarded £500 to contribute towards coaching sessions
- Abby Warren – is a target rifle shooter from Crewe. She is a member of the Everybody Talented Athelte Support Scheme. She was awarded £500 to help to fund Abby to attend the World Championships in Korea at the end of August 2018.
- Tom Warren – a target rifle shooter from Crewe. He is a member of Everybody Talented Athelte Support Scheme. He was awarded £250 to help to fund Tom to participate at the Junior International competition at Bisley.
Everybody Sport and Recreation has set up the Everybody Foundation, a new charity which helps to fund individuals and groups who promote active and healthy lifestyles in Cheshire East. So far the charity has awarded over £4000 in 2017/18.
The third round of grant funding applications has now been completed and will be announced in the new year.
Notes to Editor
Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody Sport and Recreation is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a Health and Wellbeing Charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 15 leisure facilities across the Cheshire East region as well as a range of Health, Leisure Development and Outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.