AVIVA Community Fund – we need your votes!

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The Bath & Wiltshire School Sports Trust has been selected to be one of the charities on the AVIVA list for funding. However, to guarantee any funding we need your votes!

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-2742

Don’t forget to share this link to get votes.

Once voting opens, you can share this link with as many friends, family and community supporters as possible so they can vote for your project.
Everyone you tell can cast 10 votes

Remember – the more support it gets, the better the chances of getting funding for your cause.

The way of the noodle

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image3Thanks to Wagamamas for supporting the Trust to spread the healthy eating message to young people.

Groups have had the opportunity to prepare their own Wagamamas meal, while learning about  fresh ingredients and the benefits of healthy eating.  Great fun was had by all!

“Wagamama is all about positive eating. The idea that we feed our soul as well as our body. That’s why we use the freshest ingredients, cook our dishes with passion and love and serve our food the very second it’s ready.
We want children to learn the origin of our enthusiasm, slurp their noodles and understand the benefit of healthy eating”

Sports bursary for Kitty

 

image1Year 7 Hayesfield pupil Kitty, is the latest recipient of a sports bursary from the Trust.  The bursary will be used to help fund flights and coach support costs for Kitty to compete for Team GB at the World Tap Championship in Germany in December.

Kitty’s ultimate aim is to attend dance school and become a professional dancer.  We wish her and the team every success at the World Championships.

For more information on sports bursaries please contact admin@bwb03.com

 

 

Corey features in The Guardian

1633Local school pupil Corey received a sports bursary from the Trust last year, prior to competing for GB at the World Age Group Trampoline championships in November.

The last 9 months have been a challenge for Corey following a fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot, but he is now on the road to recovery and progressing back to full fitness for the 2017 competition season.

Corey recently featured in an article in The Guardian’s Saturday colour magazine – the full article is available here:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/sep/24/my-workout-corey-walkes-15-trampolinist

We wish Corey all the best in his recovery from injury and hope to see him back competing soon.

The Trust has a Scholarship Fund for pupils at schools in BANES and West Wiltshire who may need financial assistance to compete in their chosen sport at county level or above.  For more information please contact admin@bwb03.com.

Tesco’s Bags of Help

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The Trust has secured funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative to create it’s own football pitches/multi-sports area on land at Kingswood School, Lansdown.  This exciting development will provide a hub for use by the district schools’ football teams, local primary schools, and provide a venue for school holiday camps run by the Trust.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 26 September to 9 October on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

 

Ghana 2017

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The Trust will be working with the Kokrobite Chiltern Centre in Ghana again in 2017. (http://www.kokrobitechilterncentre.org)

After collaborating with the Centre last year, when a group of 12-13 year olds raised funds to build a community football pitch in the village of Kokrobite, and visited Ghana to help on the project, we will be sending two groups out to Ghana to work on further projects in 2017.

The groups of boys aged between 11 and 15 will be visiting in February and May 2017.  Those involved have already started fundraising to support the new projects:

  • construction of a pitch-side classroom (made from recycled plastic bottles)
  • construction of a well to supply fresh water
  • installation of solar panels
  • construction of 100 mosquito net frames to be used outside

Details of some of the fundraising activities can be found under the enrichment trips page.

Curo Community grant

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The Trust has received a Community grant from Curo to run a football camp for 8-12 year olds on Tuesday 26th July at Odd Down playing fields.  Cost £10/child, including lunch (Curo residents £5/day).

Spaces are limited, to register for the camp please email admin@bwb03.com.