It’s been a busy start to 2015 for local charity Set4Success.
They have just announced another 12 award winners, recruited Commonwealth Silver medallist Lucy Wood as patron, and the next awards application deadline is at the end of this month.
Since its inception in 2012 Set4Success has made over 80 awards to local sports people showing exceptional talent and promise in their chosen sport. The monetary award goes to helping pay for equipment, training and the costs of competing.
In the latest round of awards the following young sporting stars were recognised. Jamie Brown, our first ever Kickboxer winner; Henry Lowis for Rugby Officiating; Eloise Robb for Water Polo; Daniel Jones for Swimming; Kristina Pavlou for Judo; Elliot Bailey for Basketball; Isobel Hilliard and Reece Besley for Artistic Gymnastics; Ellie Clark for Trampolining; Tamsin Campbell and Orla Brothers for Athletics; and Kate Small receives a third Award for Trampolining where she has recently won a gold medal at the National League Finals and finished 9th in the Ladies Open category, competing as the youngest person in the country against some ladies almost twice her age.
In addition to their awards, winners will also receive a years free use at Horsham’s Places for People Leisure facilities and will be invited to the annual Set4Success awards ceremony at South Lodge later in the year.
If you know any sporting stars of the future the application deadline for the next awards is 31st January and applications can be made online at www.set4success.org
Set4Success are delighted to announce that past award winner and Commonwealth Silver medallist Lucy Wood has joined the Set4Success team as patron. Lucy says “I am honoured to become a Set4Success patron as I believe the work the charity does is extremely influential to the careers of young athletes.
“Thank you so much for the support you have given me thus far and I look forward to helping out at events in the future and inspiring younger sports players to reach the highest level they can in their chosen sport.”
As awareness grows the charity aim to help more and more young sports people. John Le Rossignol, Set4Success Chairman shares what they have in store for 2015. “In addition to the awards we want to be involved in the local community.
“This year we are planning a series of 6 sporting challenges, culminating in a sports quiz. We are looking for organisations to get involved in one or all events for what promises to be a lot of fun.”
Set4Success would like to thank their current sponsors People For Places Leisure, ATOM, Spofforths, Ringway, Wakefield Jewellers and Treetop Design and Print, but are also interested in recruiting new sponsors, large and small, to help support the ever increasing number of applications.
If you are interested in either taking part in the challenges o r sponsoring Set4Success please register your interest by calling them on 01403 754005.
Report and pictures contributed by John Le Rossignol.