Specialist Piling contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering hosted a table at the Lord Taverners Christmas lunch at Newcastle Civic Centre on the 5th December 2018, raising money and awareness for the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.
What is a sporting chance?
- It’s the chance to interact, play and train
- The chance to compete, win and lose
- The chance to learn, have fun and make friends
This year the Lord Taverners have:
- Given 8,904 young people with disabilities the chance to play cricket through our disability cricket programmes
- Seen nearly 1,750 young people engage with our Wicketz programme
- Recycled over 12,500 items of kit to 21 countries
- Donated 40 minibuses
- Installed 33 sensory and play equipment facilities
- Donated 43 sports wheelchairs
They create a range of opportunities for young people from deprived areas and those with disabilities to engage in sport and recreational activities in their local communities
The Lord Taverners wish to:
- Increase opportunities for regular participation
- Motivate young people to engage in sport
- Improve health, social and psychological wellbeing
- Empower volunteers, coaches and teachers to deliver training sessions
Joined by some of our valued clients in the North East, the specialist piling contractor had an amazing day hearing about the great work the charity do.
The three sports speakers Stuart Pearce, Jason Robinson and Steve Harmison were excellent and the day’s compare Doddie Weir was also fantastic.
The event was easily the biggest earner for the charity of the year for any event outside of London and will certainly be a huge help to the North East Region.
Well done everyone!