Local group, Riverside Netball Club, in Newcastle has been awarded £500 in the BT Sport People Awards scheme thanks to Tori Brady, a BT volunteer. BT Sport People Awards recognise and reward BT’s volunteering heroes, who offer their time and skills to help people in their local communities, by providing grants to organisations in which they are involved.
The group plans to use its award to purchase New Kit for their u14 squad. Lynne Booth of Riverside Netball Club said: “We are very pleased with our BT Sport People Award. We have 8 junior squads to cater for and for the U14s to have a kit of their own will be tremendous and the girls are really excited.”
Tori Brady, a GCS Transformation Manager who volunteers at the club and nominated them for a BT Sport People Award, added: “I have been a volunteer at Riverside Netball Club for six years now. We are always low on resources and funding is hard to come by. The BT Sport People Awards provides a great opportunity for community groups like ours to get some additional help that can make a huge difference. The new kit will have a big impact on the activities run by the club. It is very positive that BT recognises the voluntary work of its people and supports local community activities in this way.”
Four hundred and fifty one applications were received for this round of grants and 84 applicants received awards totalling £50,980.
Applications were submitted by BT people from all over the world, including Peru, India and Belgium. These included a wide range of community organisations, from football clubs to police cadets to red squirrel protection, illustrating the wide variety of activities in which BT people are involved.
For more information and to see a complete list of the latest award recipients please visit: www.btpeopleawards.co.uk or see what BT can do to help charities by visiting: www.bt.com/charityportfolio.
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