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Fundraising brings thousands to local communities in Coventry

todaySeptember 1, 2021

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The Coventry Sports Challenge has come to an end, and the winners can now be revealed. 

 

Coventry Sport at Coventry City Council once again joined forces with Free Radio’s charity Cash for Kids to bring back the unique fundraising challenge to the city. 

 

The Coventry Sport Challenge is designed to raise funds as well as increase engagement in sporting activities for local children from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

 

The finalists, a total of seven clubs, were given six weeks to raise as much as they could for their club or group in the most fun and creative ways possible. The finalists’ progress was kept secret; they only found out how they’d fared against their competitors after the Challenge was over. 

 

The final fundraising results can now be revealed as: 

  • 7th Place: Coventry Boys and Girls Club raised £1,655 
  • 6th Place: Tribe: Cheer, Dance & Fitness raised £1,839.60  
  • 5th Place: Coventrians RFC raised £5,645.94 
  • 4th Place: The Eamonn Fallon Goalkeeper Charity raised £6,240.32 
  • 3rd Place: City of Coventry Trampoline Club raised £6,371.25 
  • 2nd Place: Central Galaxy Coventry Trampoline Club raised £7,477.10 
  • 1st Place: Coventry Dynamite Cheerleaders raised £11,510.30  

 

On top of their fundraising, the top three finalists were awarded £3,000 for first place, £2,000 for second place and £1,000 for third place.  

 

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member Public Health and Sport, said: “This year’s clubs did brilliantly; they raised £15,000 more than 2019, and the fundraising ideas were great. A huge congratulations to each of the clubs. Now this money will go towards helping Coventry’s communities and getting the children that don’t have access to sport and physical activity active. 

 

“Once again, congratulations to all of the clubs, and I look forward to seeing how the money is used in the city.” 

 

These prizes, plus £3,000 in additional funding for coming first, means their total is £15,010.30. 

 

Overall, the combined total funds from all seven clubs participating in the Coventry Sports Challenge is £47,239.51. These funds will go back to the clubs and help disadvantaged children get active in the city. 

 

John Dalziel, presenter of Hits at Breakfast on Free Radio, added: “It’s amazing to see how our Sports Challenge finalists were able to raise such massive amounts to help kids get active in our city.

 

“I’m so impressed with all the ideas they came up with. We love the Sports Challenge and can’t wait to see how each of the finalists will use the funds they’ve raised to make a difference to local young lives.”   

 

More information on Cash for Kids can be found on their website. 

 

Written by: David Watkins

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