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Another £50,000 given in second round of donations for the Allianz Sports Fund initiative

Posted: 20 December 2021

 

Allianz Insurance is happy to announce that the second round of donations of its Sports Fund has been confirmed and the beneficiaries have been notified.

A total of 37 donations, ranging from £500 to £3000, have been made to sports clubs around the country, totalling £50,000. This follows a previous £50,000 donated earlier this year.

Three of those deserving sports clubs are Westbury RFC, Scarboccia and Stockport School of Gymnastics.

Westbury RFC’s director, Emma Samways said the donation “means a lot to the club” and that the money will be used to buy rugby tops to launch a new team.

She said: “We are introducing a new walking rugby team for those who can no longer play full contact sport. We believe that having these tops at the launch of the team will show to the community how committed we are as a club to providing an accessible rugby team”.

Scarboccia player-coach Linda Clarke-Irons has said the donation will be used for venue costs to allow it to “to provide Boccia and inclusive sports”.

She said: “We are the only club on the Yorkshire coast that provide disability sport and we know that playing sport improves a person’s well-being.

“The funds would be used on facility/sports hall hire for us to continue providing Boccia and disability sport to everyone we can, regardless of age and level of ability.”

Finally, community fundraiser at the Stockport School of Gymnastics, Louise Gerrard-Jones has said the donation “will make such a difference” to its club and members. They plan on using the money to purchase more equipment in its efforts to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

As part of the initiative, every club that has received a donation will also receive a package of sports equipment.

Carolyn Rich, head of brand and social responsibility, Allianz Insurance said:

“Brokers have great local connections and we are very happy to support their local communities through sport. We hope people enjoy their time at these local sports clubs, which so often provide not just activities but a space for the whole community.

“We look forward to the next round of applications to hear from our broker partners about the great work these grass roots clubs are doing.

“As the Worldwide Insurance Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, we understand the power of sport. We hope people are encouraged to get out and make the most of these sports clubs.”

The Allianz Sport Fund will return and re-open for applications in 2022.

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