SUPER LEAGUE FUNDRAISING SUCCESS
Over the weekend the Boparan Charitable Trust was at the London Stadium, home of West Ham FC, for its 4th Annual Super League Fundraising Tournament. The event attracted over 126 players in 18 teams for the chance to lift the coveted trophy.On the touchline players and guests alike were joined by our Ambassador Rafi Solaiman and our honoured guest West Ham Super Fan Tom Skinner. The close fought tournament came down to a nail biting final between the James Mae Group and Boparan Restaurant Group.Tom Skinner former Apprentice star and guest for the day, said “What a fantastic day for a fantastic charity, everyone should get behind them and their amazing work, Bosh!!!” Over £20,000 was raised from the event, which will go towards supporting the vital work of the Trust.Register interest for the 2024 tournament now, email <a href='mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org'>email@example.com</a></p
GOLD WINNING DISABLED ATHLETE BECOMES AMBASSADOR
A disabled athlete from Worksop has given thanks to a National Children’s Charity for funding his first running frame, which kick started his run to a Gold Medal.Rafi Salaiman was twelve years old when he suffered a stroke which lead to a devastating brain haemorrhage and left him hospitalised for months needing to learn to walk and speak again.Not to be deterred young Rafi was able to take up the sport of frame running, thanks to an initial grant from the Boparan Charitable Trust. Rafi’s grit and determination has seen him not look back competing around the world and racking up Gold at the European Para Athletics Championships.Rafi was recently honoured at the Boparan Charitable Trusts Bright Star Ball in London and has subsequently been announced as the latest ambassador for the charity.Baljinder Boparan, Family Trustee for the Charity said “It is truly inspiring to have seen the journey of Rafi and his amazing spirit for sport and life. We cannot wait to work with him further to help other young people.”Rafi Salaiman said “Thank you to the Boparan Trust for their support of my first frame runner and also for their heartfelt reception at the Bright Star Ball. The charity makes a massive difference to so many lives across the UK. I would urge everyone to learn more about the Trust and to get behind the charity.”
CHARITY SUPPORT MAKES TEENAGE DREAMS COME TRUE
An inspirational disabled teenager from Nottinghamshire has been given new hope thanks to the support of a National Children Charity.Harvey Ford-Simms has a range of complex neurological conditions, which have affected his movement and lead to him having significant sight reduction, leaving him dependent on a wheelchair for safe mobility. After support from the Boparan Charitable Trust, he now has a new specialist light weight wheelchair, allowing him the movement and independence teenagers crave.Harvey attends the residential Royal National College for the Blind and the new wheelchair has already made a huge difference to his quality of life and allowed him to focus on a positive future. In addition to accessing the social aspects of being a teenager, spending time with his friends and family.Baljinder Boparan, Families Trustee for the Trust said “We are delighted to have supported Harvey and his family with the new wheelchair, breaking down the barriers and allowing him to reach for the stars and achieve his dreams for the future.”Harvey said “The new chair means the world to me, my last one was literally falling to pieces and would leave me in constant pain. The support of the Boparan Charitable Trust has helped to change my life.”If you could help or support the work of the Trust email <a href='mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org'>email@example.com</a>
NEW INDEPENDENCE FOR BRAVE HAMILTON GIRL
An inspirational 12-year-old from Hamilton has been given a new lease of independence thanks to support from a National Children’s Charity.Shriya Shah, has right sided hemiplegic cerebral palsy, which has drastically reduced her ability to move around, often leaving her in pain and exhausted. Despite the condition Shriya tries to lead as normal a life as possible, attending a mainstream School and dreams of meeting up with friends. In recent years this has become increasingly difficult as she has had to miss days off School because of increasing levels of pain.The support of the Boparan Charitable Trust has helped to provide Shriya with a specialist powered wheelchair, offering her the chance for increased mobility and to have the chance of independently enjoying trips to the cinema and other activities with friends.Kayleigh Biggs Events and Fundraising Manager for “It was great to see Shriya getting to grips with her new wheelchair and the difference it will make for small things like an independent trip to the cinema”.Shriya’s mother Bhavisha said “Thank you from the bottom of my heart, The Boparan Charitable Trust are life changers”.If you know a child-like Shriya who could benefit from the support of the Boparan Charitable Trust email: <a href='mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com</a>.