Sports Connections Foundation, www.scfchildrenscharity.org.uk, is a charity based in Peterborough with the aim of using sport to help and inspire disadvantaged children both here in the UK and in selected third world and developing countries. They enable amazing Sporting Wishes for children facing life-threatening conditions. From meeting their sporting heroes, accompanying the England squad onto the pitch at Wembley or going behind the scenes at the Infiniti Red Bull HQ, the charity helps to create cherished memories that will last forever.
A Charity with a group of people putting others and their needs at the forefront, giving all that they can, they had been placed in a desperate situation having been given two weeks’ notice to leave their office premises.
However, not all was lost. Our IPM Peterborough office was only across the road from them, so the Charity had noticed we had been seeking to let our Ground Floor office. The CEO of Sports Connections Foundation, Junior McDougald, visited us one evening in January to enquire about our office, where we gladly made a very quick decision to help them out. The Charity moved in within two weeks and received a very beneficial deal on rent.
IPM’s Executive Chairman, Alan Bentley, says “We were delighted to seize this opportunity and to support Sports Connections Foundation when they were faced with a desperate situation. We have always generously supported charities and this was an ideal opportunity to cement a longer-term relationship”
Sports Connections Foundation’s CEO, Junior McDougald, says “On behalf of the Sports Connections Foundation team, I would like to thank all members from IPM and those involved who made it all happen. We are excited to have IPM Global Mobility as one of our sponsors and truly look forward to having their team on our fundraising events!”
We also want to thank others for their generosity in making this happen:
- Savills Estate Agents kindly waived their fee. savills.co.uk
- IPM’s trusted solicitor, Duncan Pickering, waived his fee for drawing up the Licence Agreement. firstname.lastname@example.org
- IPM’s trusted IT supplier, Evolve Technologies, also waived their fees for helping to setup the Charity’s technology and equipment when they moved in. evolvetechnologies.co.uk
Not only have we successfully supported each other, IPM Global Mobility has proudly chosen Sports Connections Foundation as their Charity of the Year. We look forward to supporting them with their charitable events and fundraising.