The Danny Ings Disability Sport Project, one of Burnley FC in the Community’s flagship programmes, is all set for continued growth in the 2018/19 season following a grant award from the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
Inspired by a donation from former Burnley striker Danny Ings during his spell at Turf Moor, the project has gone from strength to strength in the last four years and now caters for over 800 adults and young people every week.
The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation have donated £20,000 to the programme and will become a Platinum Patron for the 2018/19 season, with the aim to get even more young people with disabilities to take part.
Paul Schofield, from partner practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, Paul Schofield Wealth Management, said: “I have been a supporter of Burnley FC all my life and have been involved with Burnley FC in the Community for the last two years, attending the Charity Dinner, Quiz Night and supporting the Walking Football team as the kit sponsor.
“The breadth of the work carried out by Burnley FC in the Community is phenomenal and the disability provision has really changed the lives of so many people locally. When we heard that the programme needed a Patron for the 2018/19 season I had no hesitation in recommending to the SJP Charitable Foundation Trustees that we get involved and support. I’m extremely proud that St. James’ Place can support a real flagship community programme.”
The Danny Ings Disability Sport Project provides recreational and competitive football sessions alongside an extensive school and dance programme, with a specialist team of coaches catering for all types of disability through impairment specific or PAN disability sessions.
The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation is funded through donations and fundraising from the community of staff and Partners of St. James’s Place Wealth Management. The Foundation’s main funding themes are to support charities that are working with children and young people with disabilities or disadvantages and cancer support charities. Over the last 25 years, they have donated over £75m to these causes.
Pictured in the image is BFCitC Business Development Executive Ryan Bradley and Grants Administrator Olivia Forrest receiving the cheque from Paul Schofield and Vicki Boult of Paul Schofield Wealth Management.
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