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Sported has been chosen as one of three beneficiary charities for this year’s Times and Sunday Times Christmas Charity Appeal.

Their selection, alongside FareShare and the Tusk Trust, will enable a dozen Sported stories to be published starting with last weekend’s launch piece with England and Tottenham footballer Eric Dier and ending in mid-January.

You can see the weekends article here

Working with the Times/Sunday Times, they aim to achieve two things;

  • firstly to recognise and promote the work of the amazing groups who make up the Sported network
  • secondly, to inspire Times readers to donate much needed funds towards the ongoing support of Sported’s free services offered to our 2600 groups across the UK.

We are all aware how tough a year 2020 has been for young people and for grassroot sport, particularly for those already facing health, social or financial inequalities. They believe that this Appeal, supported by some high profile names, will not only benefit Sported and our network but will provide further evidence to the general public of the role that sport and physical activity plays in our community, supporting young people and others around them to overcome the barriers they face and fulfil their potential.

Therefore, we’re asking all those connected to them to add their support to the Appeal by contributing in whatever way you can; whether that be contributing financially, contacting us to discuss new programme ideas or skilled volunteering opportunities or simply re-sharing Sported and Times Appeal articles and social media posts during the coming weeks (using the hashtags #TimesChristmasAppeal and #SportedUK).

If you want to find out more about their work and how the Appeal aims to help groups right across the UK, please do follow visit their website or follow them on social media.

If you are interested in the work Sported is doing in the North East visit their website HERE.