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Sports award boost at Cranbrook School

Sports students at Cranbrook School are in line for new kit, thanks to a £250 sports award.

From Press releases - 13 July 2020 12:00 AM


Laura Gheorghe, whose girls Lucia, 13 and Verity, 12, attend the school and enjoy fencing, among other sports, nominated the sports department for UK Power Networks’ Team Sport Award.

Both girls fence for England cadets and rank 17th and 18th in Great Britain’s Under 18s. Lucia came third in the British Championships (2018) and third in the England Youth Championships (2019). Verity claimed gold in the England Youth Championships girls Under 11s (2018). 

This is the third year running that mum, Laura, has secured a community sports award from her employer, the company which keeps electricity flowing across the South East, including Kent. The previous two awards, also of £250, went to MX Fencing and Tenterden Swords, where her girls have trained.

Laura, a commercial manager in UK Power Networks’ major connections team, said: “The school does a great amount of work for young children in our community and like most schools they always welcome extra funding. Every bit of funding helps in sport and the girls appreciate how hard we have to work for it. We want to support sports in our local community.

“Physical activity is paramount in schools and throughout our adult lives,” said Laura, a qualified fitness instructor who also volunteers as a company wellbeing champion at UK Power Networks and runs exercise classes and yoga lessons for colleagues in Maidstone. 

The Team Sport Award scheme is run by UK Power Networks to encourage staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and developing sports opportunities. So far this year, more than 70 local sports teams connected to UK Power Networks’ staff have benefitted.