This month, our charity donation is going to the Sports Connections Foundation (SCF) Children’s Charity – an amazing cause which we are delighted to support.
SCF was established in 2010, and so far, they have proudly engaged with over half a million children and young people. The charity uses the power of sport to inspire, empower, educate, and transform the lives of children through four different programmes, Sporting Wishes, Inspire Through Inclusion, Inspire Through Sport International and the ProKick Schools Challenge.
The Sporting Wishes programme helps make dreams come true for some of the brave children who are battling terrible, life-limiting conditions. They are proud to create lasting memories for the whole family, alongside providing a much-needed moral boost and some respite from the tiring treatments and long hospital visits the children are having to endure. We are extremely honoured that our donation is going towards an incredibly special ice-skating wish for a wonderful teenage girl, sadly on end-of-life care.
SCF truly believe that sport is one of the most powerful tools worldwide, with the ability to make a real impact on the lives of children and young people. They use fun and practical ways to engage and educate thousands of children each week, teaching them about the different hardships and poverty that other children around the world face day to day.
The charity is endorsed by the Professional Footballers' Association, and along with their team of valuable supporters and volunteers they are also supported by positive role models from the world of sport and music. We were lucky to have SCF Co-Founder and ex-professional footballer, Junior McDougald, and some of the team from SCF host the ProKick Challenge at our Tisski summer party earlier this July. The ProKick Challenge is an inclusive activity helping to build confidence and self-esteem in children and providing an education surrounding global citizenship – as well as being a fun and inspiring way to help raise funds.
If you’re interested in learning more about the SCF children’s charity, becoming a supporter, or even having your own ProKick Challenge event, check out the SCF website.