sported. grant helps local charity take action
27 Jul 2012
Action For Kids, a charity based in Hornsey, are now able to
offer disabled young people from Haringey and surrounding boroughs
access to year round opportunities to take part in weekly sports
and physical activity sessions. This is as a result of a £9500
grant from one of the UK's leading Olympic legacy charities,
The grant form sported.will allow Action For Kids to offer
regular sports sessions for young people with disabilities. The aim
of the project is to increase their confidence in accessing sports
facilities and sports opportunities in the local area whilst
improving the overall health and well-being of the young people.
The project is being funded over a two year period and will involve
a range of partnerships that Action For Kids will utilise for the
benefit the young people. They include partnerships with Virgin
Active, Wellcome Trust and Total Boxer gyms who are supporting
Action For Kids to deliver the project.
Lyn Prodger, from Action For Kids said "We were delighted when
we heard the news about our sported. grant and can't thank the team
enough for their generous donation and expert help throughout the
application process. We are excited that we will be able to work
together to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of
disabled young people in Haringey via the provision of regular
access to sporting and fitness activities."
Lekan Ojumu, Regional Manager for sported. said "With London
2012 only weeks away, sported. is creating a genuine legacy by
investing funding and additional resources into grass roots
sports. This will ensure that organisations such as Action
For Kids can offer opportunities for young people to develop
through sport, now and beyond the Games."
The project was launched recently with a Community Games event
in Tottenham, Haringey attended by Lekan.