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Power cash helps soft landings

Stowmarket Judo Club is hoping for soft landings, as a grant from the UK’s biggest electricity company helps them save for training mats.

From Press releases - 3 December 2019 12:00 AM

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Based at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, the 50-strong club of children and adults have competed in national and local tournaments and collected many medals. Ipswich engineer Jason Watson, who started by taking his young son Jude to sessions then became a member, applied for a £250 Team Sport Award from his employers UK Power Networks.

Jason said everyone was thrilled at getting the award: “It’s a great initiative. The scheme has enabled us to move closer to our target. Clubs such as ours can only get the equipment required to practise this sport safely, with the generosity of its patrons via donations and through fund raising.”

He said; “Our current drive is to encourage more young participants to take up the sport, Judo is a great sport for all ages and abilities, where the main aim is to have fun, whilst all club members can learn in a safe, friendly environment.”
The company’s Team Sport Award scheme encourages staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and the development of sporting opportunities.

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year £18,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.