Charities community grants help keep people in Cheshire East playing sport
The Everybody Foundation is proud to be helping to relieve some of the cost of living pressures within Cheshire East, by giving out two grant awards to a club and an individual based in Wilmslow. The Everybody Foundation provides grants on behalf of young people to help keep them playing a sport they love.
Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club applied for a grant from the Everybody Foundation to enable them to create a hardship fund for players whose families are struggling financially. Helena Banfield, Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club Chair shared:
“Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club are delighted to receive a grant from the Everybody Foundation. The money received will allow us to continue our hardship fund, supporting netballers and their families in paying for monthly subs and match fees, ensuring that our club remains open and inclusive for our community”.
Having identified players who are charged a reduced training fee already covered by the club, they will use the £250 grant to offer additional support ensuring they keep playing Netball, breaking down barriers to participation.
The Wilmslow Lightning Netball Club also requested the grant to include period kits in their training/kit bags for players. This idea was well-received by Everybody Foundation Trustees – it aligns with Everybody’s ‘Caught Short Locker’ initiative which provides free sanitary and personal hygiene products in all Everybody Leisure Centres. As a result, Everybody have donated 25 period kits for each of Wilmslow Lightning’s active teams.
Young Tennis Enthusiast
Yuliia Ukrainets applied for funding from the Everybody Foundation, for a new tennis racket on behalf of her daughter Stefaniia, who is 14 years old.
Yuliia and Stefaniia both arrived in Wilmslow from Ukraine just over 2 months ago. Stefaniia played tennis for several years growing up in Ukraine but wasn’t able to play over the past year and a half. Since arriving in England, Stefaniia has begun training again at Bramhall Lane Lawn Tennis Club and as such needed a new racket.
The Everybody Foundation bought Stefaniia a brand new ‘Extreme MP Tennis Racket 2022’ as she needed a heavier racket now that she is older. Yuliia Ukrainets, mum of Stefaniia, shared:
“Thank you very much to the Everybody Foundation, the tennis racket is great. Stefaniia is very glad and she now enjoys playing tennis.”
If you would like to find out more about the Everybody Foundation and how you can apply for a grant or to fundraise please visit: www.everybody.org.uk/about/everybody-foundation/ or email [email protected]
Notes to Editor
Everybody Health and Leisure are a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Facebook @EverybodyHealthLeisure and Instagram @ebleisure
Name: Matt Shannon
Organisation: Everybody Health and Leisure
Email: [email protected]