GOLF DAY SUCCESS FOR NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY
A record number of golfers braved the wind and rain for the 8th Annual Golf Classic of a National Children’s charity. The Boparan Charitable Trust provides help and support to children with disabilities, life limiting conditions and those in extreme poverty. The event took place in the award-winning surroundings of the Belfry Hotel & Golf Resort on the world renowned Brabazon Course home of the BetFred British Masters.The headline sponsor for the event was SecurCom Systems, who tee’d off alongside teams from across the food and construction industry. Guests enjoyed 18 holes of golf, followed by the hilarious antics of golf trick shot expert Kevin Carpenter, demonstrating world class unicycle and gym ball golf.Raising over £25,000 to support the work of the Trust. The winning team for 2023 was National home builders Elan Homes, returning for a second victory at the event. Baljinder Boparan Trustee for the Charity said “We were delighted to welcome over 19 teams to the event, for a great day of golf. I would like to thank everyone who helped to support and pull this event together.We could not support our beneficiaries without their help.” Natalie Heaton from SecurCom said “We are honoured to be supporting the Boparan Charity.It was a great opportunity for us to support this fantastic charity and we look forward to build on our support of them”.
IRON WOMAN’S 140 MILE CHARITY CHALLENGE
An adventurous management accountant from Scunthorpe will be swapping the cold and rain of the North-East of England for the searing heat of Hawaii to compete in next month’s Iron Man World Championship. Gemma Scott, who works for the 2Sisters Food Group, will take on the 140 -mile challenge of cycling, swimming and running to raise funds for National Children’s Charity the Boparan Charitable Trust and to raise awareness of female competitors in the sport. No stranger to immense challenges, to date Gemma has completed 36 marathons, 1 ultra marathon, 7 triathlons and 4 Iron Man competitions. The most recent of which was completed in Nice back in June, which allowed Gemma to qualify for the World Championship Iron Man in Hawaii. Gemma will compete against 3,500 other female athletes from around the world, but the level of female competitors at normal events is usually less than 10% of the male athletes. Gemma explained “Normally there are less than a few hundred female competitors at events, due to issues like cost and the pressure of finding time to train. I have been running and competing for over a decade and would encourage anyone to reach for the stars and chase their dreams”. The inspirational adventurer is also hoping to raise vital funds to support the work of the Boparan Charitable Trust, as they help to transform the lives of children with disabilities, life-limiting conditions and those in extreme poverty. </p? Gemma said “I learned about the work of the Boparan Charity through my work, it is truly amazing how they enhance and help to change young lives. It is my hope that any amount raised will go to help change the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK. I hope that I can be a role model for the young children”. Gurpa Singh 2SFG Scunthorpe Site Director said “Everyone at the factory is behind our Gemma, she is amazing and we urge everyone to get behind her fundraising”. Gareth Aston, Director of the Boparan Charitable Trust said “We are blown away that Gemma has chosen to support and raise funds for the Boparan Charitable Trust, through this truly epic adventure and undertaking”.Anyone wishing to support Gemma can visit her fundraising page: <a href='https://theboparancharitabletrust.enthuse.com/pf/gemmascott'>https://theboparancharitabletrust.enthuse.com/pf/gemmascott</a>.For any corporate or businesses wanting to sponsor Gemma, email <a href='mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org'>email@example.com.
ASPIRING FILM DIRECTOR FROM HUDDERSFIELD GETS LIFT FROM CHILDREN’S CHARITY
An inspirational teenager from Huddersfield has had their dreams of a career in film boosted thanks to the support of a National Children’s Charity.Daisy, aged 16, has debilitating fatigue, asthma and multiple other conditions, resulting in her struggling to walk and self-propel her wheelchair. Her passion and dream are to become a specialist film maker after recently completing a residential course at The National Film and Television School. The Boparan Charitable Trust has helped to support Daisy with a brand-new specialist powered wheelchair, which will allow her to chase this dream further, offering independence and no need to be reliant on others to push her chair around.The Boparan Charitable Trust is a National Children’s Charity helping to transform the lives of those with disabilities, life limiting conditions and in extreme poverty. Gareth Aston Director for the Boparan Charitable Trust said “We are delighted to have been able to support Daisy in this way and hope that the new chair will allow her to complete her plans to enter into the world of film and television”.Do you know a child like Daisy who could benefit from the support of the Boparan Charitable Trust if so then email: <a href='mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org'> email@example.com</a>.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES FOR BRAVE STROUD TWIN TODDLER.
An inspirational toddler from Stroud has been given the gift of the great outdoors thanks to the support of a National Children’s Charity.Sidney aged 4 from Minchinhampton has hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy, which has left him a full-time wheelchair user and reliant on others for his mobility. The brave toddler has dreams of freedom and independence and a desire to spend time outdoors with his twin and parents. A wish granted thanks to the Boparan Charitable Trust, who have supported him with a specialist all-terrain wheelchair. The new chair has given the family a new lease of life. The Boparan Charitable Trust is a National Children’s Charity helping to change the lives of children with disabilities, life-limiting conditions and those in extreme poverty.Gareth Aston Director of the Trust said “We were over the moon to see the photos of Sidney enjoying his new wheelchair and are so glad that he and his family have been able to benefit from it over the summer. We hope they have many more years of creating special memories together. Do you know a child like Sidney who could benefit from the help of the Trust then email: <a href='mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org'> email@example.com</a>.
TEENAGE DREAMS COME TRUE FOR DISABLED GIRL
A inspirational disabled girl from Hertfordshire has seen her dreams of attending a mainstream secondary school become a reality, thanks to the donation of a specialist wheelchair from National Childrens Charity The Boparan Charitable Trust. Phoebe Michaelides, aged 10, from Hertfordshire has Bethlem Myopathy, a form of muscular dystrophy that affects her skeletal muscles, causing tightness and weaknesses. The result is that she is at high risk of falling and possible long term injury. The new specialist wheelchair will provide her with safety and her much needed independence ahead of her first day at secondary school and her ultimate dream of reaching Cambridge University.Baljinder Boparan, Families and Applications Trustee for the charity said “We are delighted to have been able to support Phoebe and wish her the very best for her future adventures. RaAlex, Phoebe’s Dad said “We would not have been able to get this vital chair without the support of the Boparan Charitable Trust”.
One, Two… Victories for inspirational disabled athlete.
An inspirational disabled athlete from Worksop has notched up a Silver Medal at the World Para Athletic Championship in Paris, to go with his previous gold medal. Rafi Solaiman was taking part in the 100 metre RR3 frame running final, narrowly missing out on another gold, by .1 of a second to his team GB counterpart. Rafi was twelve years old when he suffered a stroke which led 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. 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.Do you know a child like Sidney who could benefit from the help of the Trust then email: <a href='mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org'>email@example.com.</a>
Magnavale Ltd gives new hope to disabled dancer.
A National Temperature controlled storage and value-added services business, Magnavale Ltd, recently helped to make a disabled dancers dream come true with the gift of a new Wheelchair.Magnavale Ltd in conjunction with The Boparan Charitable Trust presented eighteen-year-old Mase with a specialist lightweight wheelchair. Mase has hydrocephalus and Global Development Delay, causing brain damage and it has reduced his movement and the time he can spend with his three siblings. The new chair will allow them to spend valuable time together as a family and also allow Mase to enjoy dance lessons and realise his dream of performing in his local carnival.Lee Sefton, Group Health and Safety Manager for Magnavale said “We are over the moon to be able to support Mase and his family in this way. He deserves to be able to realise his dream and we cannot wait to see the photos of him performing at carnival.”Kayleigh Biggs, Events and Fundraising Manager for the Boparan Charitable Trust said “It is an absolute pleasure to help make Mase’s dreams come true, we would not be able to do it without the amazing support of the team at Magnavale”.Do you know a childlike Mase who could benefit from the support of the Boparan Charitable Trust then visit www.theboparancharitabletrust.com. Register interest for the 2024 tournament now, email <a href='mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org'>email@example.com</a> (Photo LtoR: Alfredo De Torres Lopez – Group Technical Manager Magnavale / Kayleigh Biggs - Events and Fundraising Manager Boparan Trust / Naomi Barrett Mase Barrett / Adalaya Barrett / Lee Sefton – Group Health & Safety Manager Magnavale)
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>
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>.