Leeds United Foundation receive grant to fund framed and cerebral palsy sessions.
The Leeds United Foundation has received a grant of £2,500 to cover the cost of disability training sessions for a year from MAXIMUS Foundation UK.
MAXIMUS Foundation UK donate money every year to charities and community projects and they have recognised how the club’s official charity use the power of sport to educate, motivate, inspire and support people in the local community.
Through the Leeds United Foundation youngsters with varying disabilities between the ages of five to 16 are given the opportunity to play football in a safe and fun environment. The sessions are delivered by qualified coaches and help participants to build their confidence and social skills whilst enjoying friendly sporting activities alongside children of similar abilities.
The cheque handover took place at Elland Road earlier this week with Alan Scorfield, CEO at the Leeds United Foundation, Anthony Hall and Luke Harrison, who both help to deliver the Disability Programme, all in attendance to receive the donation from Di Briggs, the Chair for the MAXIMUS Foundation UK. Also in attendance was Chloe Briggs from MAXIMUS UK who nominated the Leeds United Foundation for the grant that will specifically be used to fund framed and cerebral palsy sessions for one full year.
Di Briggs, Chair for the MAXIMUS Foundation UK, said: “We are honoured to be awarding a grant to the Leeds United Foundation. The work they do throughout the community has a profound impact on the lives of young people.
“We are particularly delighted to be funding the Framed and Cerebral Palsy sessions as they offer a safe environment for children of all abilities to be their best and find a sense of achievement in sport.”
Alan Scorfield, Chief Executive Officer at the Leeds United Foundation, added: “We are delighted to receive this generous grant from MAXIMUS Foundation UK. Children and young people with disabilities, including cerebral palsy, can feel isolated when it comes to sport. The framed sessions we deliver are designed to focus on ability rather than disability. As such, participants are given an opportunity to engage with people of all abilities and build their self-confidence. A grant of this size will allow us to host these training sessions for a full year.”
MAXIMUS Foundation UK has donated more than £235,000 in grants to charities and community groups over the last four years. MAXIMUS UK employees nominate charities and causes close to their hearts for grant donations. For more information on MAXIMUS UK please visit maximusuk.co.uk.